VCKC annual Christmas party launched from Esquimalt Lagoon. From there we paddled into the harbour passing the old munitions storage facility on Coal Is. We continued up Millstream to the first set of falls. On the way back we stopped below the Six Mile pub where the party was being held. As the tide was high the was no place to pull the boats out of the water so getting in and out was a bit tricky. Once out of the boat paddlers had a steep climb through thick underbrush. A few of us had cleared a rough path through the underbrush and strung ropes the week before to make it a bit easier.