Monday, December 25, 2017

Top 10 paddles of 2017 - #8

On November 18th Cathy Gary and I paddled from St. Philips north to check out Brocks Pond Falls, a waterfall of 320 feet.

The shoreline between St. Philips and Portugal Cove is a fine paddle with lots of places to explore around rocks.

North of Portugal Cove the shoreline is the vertical wall of rocks of the Harbour Main Group consisting of chlorite schist, acidic (high in silica) volcanic rocks and minor interbedded sedimentary rocks.  The cliffs form the east side of the Topsail Fault.

Nine kilometers later we were at the falls.  There's a tricky takeout on rocks at the best of times but it wasn't an option on the day so we sat and took in the view before heading back.

Here's a link to the original post.

The paddle to Brocks seems to be an annual paddle though mainly in winter to see the frozen falls.  It never gets old so its on my list of favourite paddles albeit at #8.

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