So Ellen did her "maiden voyage" the very next day....and yes it was a "foggy day" but the water was ever so smooth on the Lake!
|We launched from our yard|
I paddled for 2 hours completely around the perimeter of Garrison Lake! So fun to be back in a kayak....do come & visit us!!!
We agree! Thanking the Lord....ALL the time!
Garrison Lake is a shallow coastal lake located within the city of Port Orford. The lake is labeled Garrison Lagoon on some older maps, but Garrison Lake has been officially adopted. It was named for John B. Garrison, a pioneer settler who was with Captain William Tichenor when he founded the town of Port Orford in 1851. The geologic history of Garrison Lake is typical of Oregon coast sand dune lakes; a rise in sea level inundated a coastal valley, migrating sand dunes blocked the mouth, and freshwater ponded behind the dunes (Cooper 1958). Recent events, however, make Garrison Lake unique among Oregon coastal sand dune lakes. During the winter of 1997/1998 a strong El Nino event breached the sand spit that separates the lake from the Pacific Ocean.
Here are some pictures I found off the internet....
|From the beach you see the lake just behind the dunes!|
|From this picture our house is on the far left wing of the lake|