May 19, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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I am checking to see if there is interest in a paddle on the Seine again on this coming Monday (Victoria Day) – can interested people let me know? With Adrian and Wild Harmony again so same deal as the past outing. I had posted this on the page with the last canoe outing, but then realized that other members might not follow comments on that page because the event had already happened.
Also for Sunday June 1 if there is interest we might paddle any one of Pinawa Channel, Upper Coca Cola Falls or Otter Falls - again please let me know if an outing that day would be of interest to you. With Adrian and Wild Harmony again.
To repeat some information posted for the first canoe outing, each paddle is a day trip organized by Wild Harmony Canoe Adventures (http://www.wildharmony.ca/). For the Seine trip, we will meet in south St. Vital on Monday at 10 at a place to be specified. All gear such as canoe, life jacket, paddle etc will be provided by Wild Harmony. You would need to bring your own water for the day, your lunch, sunscreen, hat, camera (if desired) and I suggest an extra set of clothes in a dry bag or several plastic bags in case you get wet (you will be in a canoe and every once in a while people do dump). The Seine is shallow and we will be running with the current which makes paddling easier but there are lots of twists and turns so you will get a chance to get some exercise. For footwear I suggest old running shoes as we may be entering on a muddy river bank and sometimes you have to step out and pull the canoe over a small beaver dam. The Seine is a real treat - we may see nesting geese, Western painted turtles sunning on the rocks, deer and various birds. We will end up in St. Boniface and will have vehicles on both ends to avoid having to paddle back upstream. We would try to match experienced stern paddlers with novice or less experienced bow paddlers. Normally the part on the water ends around 3 or 4 pm (we may do a different part of the river or a longer stretch than the first trip) and we could go out for drinks or food after if people want. The cost to Wild Harmony is $40 per person which gets you the canoe and gear for the day and Adrian is a licensed guide and organizer. If you want to bring your own kayak or canoe the cost to join in is $20 per person - that pays Adrian for guiding and organizing. Payment is in cash to Wild Harmony at the start of the trip. There is no meet-up fee for this.