|Geoff on the Koksilah|
|Famous Kokish Trestle being restored on Koksilah|
The next couple drops were a load of fun, good, clean, waterful riverrunning at it's best, much of the run reminded me of what I imagine Canyon Creek of the Lewis would be like with more water. Finally we pulled in to get a look at Terminator, the final rapid of note. We looked at it quite a bit, but it seemed quite anti-climactic compared to the rest of the run, most people ran it clean on the left, I managed to go far left and deflect off the rock, 360ing me through it and rolled up just fine.
|Charlie on Koksilah|
That night we stayed in Vic and woke up Sunday wondering what to do, Copper Canyon on Chemainus was at a perfect flow (20 cms), then Geoff went off for Mother's Day at his parents, Charlie and I headed off to Mill Bay Creek to crank off a few laps and await Geoff. Mill Bay Creek is an amazing little park and huck 4 rapid chain just below the trans canada south of Duncan that runs right out into the ocean via Mill Bay, with a salmon hatchery at the bottom. There is a small slide into an 8 footer, then a 40 foot slide into a hole, a triple drop with a bigger hole in the middle and a final 25 foot slide with a few kicker rocks that will either throw you sideways or into the air. It was at I believe a medium-low flow Sunday. I was some scared to run that second drop I tell you, I'd never really done a slide and felt a lot better once Geoff arrived to make 3 of us.
|Geoff running Mill Bay Creek first drop|
|Geoff on Mill Bay Creek 2nd drop|
|Tim boofing Terminator on the Upper Gordon<>>>>>|