Kellett Point Green Space

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Kellett Point Green Space is in the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This green space is close to Roche Cove Regional Park and is along the shores of Sooke Harbour on Southern Vancouver Island. The harbour is part of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Pacific Ocean. The igneous rock outcrops along the western shores of the harbour provide a solid place for the benches. This is a dreamy place to enjoy the views of the sunset over the community of Sooke. Goodridge Islands are seen just off shore. The name of this point could be for Captain Henry Kellett of H.M.S. Herald who surveyed Sooke Basin in eighteen forty-six. Or perhaps it is named the nautical word kellet. A kellet is a heavy weight that is used to weigh down the anchor line of a vessel. The kellet is rigged with a shackle and rope. Then it is attached to the anchor rode and lowered to near the bottom. Either way this is a romantic place to walk to in your back yard.

Geographical location N48º 22’ 25”   W123º 38’ 10”

 

Kellett Point Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Take the Langford Parkway exit and follow along to reach Sooke Road (Hwy 14). Follow highway 14 to Gillespie Road. Turn left onto Gillespie Road and continue along its hills and curves reach Roche Cove Park. There are signs along the road that indicate the parking lot. Turn left into the parking lot. The trail to Kellett Point Green Space is to the west across Gillespie Road. Continue across the Galloping Goose Trail and follow the rough pathway to the shoreline. City  buses travel along Gillespie Road on weekdays and have a stop near Roche Cove Park.

 

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