SISKA2d

Paddle Description

Paddle Description

   
What:
  A SISKA paddle from Albert Head to Wittys Lagoon
   
Skill Level:
  This paddle is rated as an "Energizer Paddle" because of its distance and open water crossings and possible current. To understand this designation better, please read the SISKA Paddle Guidelines
The estimated distance for this paddle is 7.50nm.
   
When:
  Saturday January 25th, 2020. Meet at 9:30 am to be on the water at 10:00 am .
   
Where:
  Meet at the Albert Head launch site. View map of launch site.
   
Who:
  Contact the trip leader, Joanne Nicolson, for more information or to register for the paddle. Please note that the paddle leader has set the maximum number of paddlers for this paddle to 15. Register early if you plan on joining.
   
The Plan:
Our leader will introduce the Plan and make sure everyone is comfortable with the requirements and any concerns that you may have. Please stay off the water until we are all ready. The leader may choose to enlist helpers and establish communications protocol. If you have VHF radio please bring it with you.
Plan A
Meet at Albert Head parking lot at 9:30 to be on the water for 10:00am. We'll launch and head along the shore-line toward Witty's Lagoon. There is wonderful potential for a bit of 'west coast feel' wave action and some mild rock gardening if you so choose. If you intend to play in the rocks on our journey you MUST bring and wear a helmet.
We'll paddle in to view the waterfall at Witty's, then have lunch at the beach at Witty's. After lunch we'll continue along the shoreline for a bit, then return to Albert Head via Haystock Islets.
Plan B
If it's too windy we can launch in Esquimalt Lagoon and possibly deke into Esquimalt Harbour.
   
Plot:
  If your browser does not display the plot of the paddle click here to view.
   
Note:
  Always dress for the possibility of immersion and please bring a drybag containing a spare change of clothes.
Please bring a lunch / snacks and sufficient beverage to keep you hydrated, as well as a themos of something warm.
All participants are expected to have read, and to comply with the SISKA Policies and Procedures.
Release 2.0.0