22307 Dock Street, Des Moines, WA
Let's Paddle to Maury Island. We'll travel together and then divide up depending on what everyone wants to do...explore the island, sun bathe, walk the beach or paddle along the shore and search for sea life.
I'll bring plates and a table cloth for our shared feast. Bring your own beverage and a "pot luck" item to share with the group. (Let's be creative...a person can only eat so many chips.)
Please don't crash the party. Sign up & post a picture so we know who's coming.
Approximate time table:
1:30 - meet & greet, unload boats
2:00 - be in the water on our way
3:00ish - arrive at Maury Island - have a picnic - bring your own beverage and food to share with the group
5:45 - gather together at designated spot
6:00 - paddle back to Des Moines Marina together
7:00ish - arrive at the marina/head home
This will be approximately 2.5 nm "open water" paddle with potential tug boat, leisure boat, and large ship traffic. The water could be choppy. I will cancel if there is much wind. You must wear a PFD. A wet or dry suit is recommended. You should know self-rescue and assisted rescue techniques. Although we will travel together, you are responsible for your own safety at all times. Be sure you and your kayak/gear are in good working order.
Please be committed to attending the entire event. We will travel to/from the island together.
What to bring:
shoes suitable for a rocky beach
paddle/pfd/bilge pump/rope/spray skirt
pot luck item (please note what you're bringing in the comment section)
Hi tide/slack is approximately 1:15. (We won't have to worry about the kayaks floating off while we explore! : ) Max ebb is 1.3 knots approx. 4pm. We'll get a teensy bit of help on the paddle back. Lo tide/slack is approximately 7pm.'
This event is based on weather/wind conditions. It'll be more fun on a mild or sunny day. I will reschedule if rainy or windy.
Please be sure to update your RSVP if needed.