|Looking down the Gorge from Kosapsom Park|
|Max riding the huge Daddy Whale|
Kosapsom is a perfect location to introduce swimming to little kids. The slop is gradual and they can control how far they go in. The first step with a little child is to get them be comfortable with the water. My hope is that in six weeks Max will be able to float on his own.
What it also offers is what I suspect is the warmest water for swimming in the CRD. Yesterday at 6 pm there was a bit of a breeze and the sun was going behind the trees. This was not making me desperate to go in the water but once I was in the water was almost swimming pool warm. I suspect close to 25 degrees.
|Max cautiously trying deeper water|
This is the beach that has been consistently tested by VIHA for water quality. This location has a lot of Canada Geese and they do crap on the ground. If any spot in the Gorge was going to have a problem I would think this was it, but in going back in all the years of data I got from VIHA, there is no evidence of any water quality issues.
What would be nice would be if Saanich had some parks staff come and clean up the beach area - at times I have seem a few too many cigarette butts and such on the beach. When I lived in Vancouver near Jericho Beach one of the things I liked is that the City regularly groomed the beaches to make sure there were no "surprises".
In just under a month on August 12th there will be the first annual Gorge Swim Fest