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Port Ludlow to Mats Mats Bay and back

We will launch out of the Port Ludlow Marina and paddle up to Mats Mats Bay for lunch. The marina allows free lunching and parking. We can use their kayak dock also.

I have listed the ferry schedule below. It is about 19.8 miles or 30 minutes from Kingston to Port Ludlow. The crossing time is around 30 minutes. So the 7:50 crossing is about as late as you want to be.

We can ride the outgoing tide up to the bay, take a break and then come back with the tide. My plan is to leave Port Ludlow around 9:30am which should get us up to Mats Mats around 12:30 allowing for viewing on the way. Then we can take a short lunch break and wander around the bay until around 2pm when we will get out of the bay and ride the incoming tide back to Port Ludlow.

Maybe we can stop in Kingston and have a bite to eat on the way home. I know Sunday is Easter but thought a few of us could get in a Saturday paddle.

http://www.kayaknw.org/Paddle/Mats_Mats.htm is an example paddle

This paddle is considered a Sklll rating,,, http://students.washington.edu/ukc/seakayaking/sea_rating.php

You will be expected to have all your own gear, kayak, paddle, pfd, and all immersion gear. I will be watching the weather in case we have a bad wind weekend and have to cancel. We will not cancel for just rain so don't sign up if you don't paddle in the rain.

Ferry Schedule Edmond/Kingston
AM - 5:35, 6:20, 7:10, 7:50
PM - 5:25, 6:15, 7:00, 7:45

Tides

30 Low 1:12 AM 4.3
30 High 6:53 AM 10.1
30 Low 1:39 PM -1.1
30 High 8:23 PM 9.7

IMPORTANT - If you have not filled out your profile information in the Sea Kayak Meetup information please do so. Failure to have a completely filled out profile will cause you to be dropped from the paddle.

AND AS USUAL - All my paddles are one strike you're out... I will monitor the site up to 3 hours before we launch for cancellations. (for this paddle the cut off will be Wednesday before the paddle unless an emergency happens) But if we launch and I haven't heard from you that is a no show and you will no longer be welcome on my trips. Please don't sign up unless you really think you can attend. It isn't fair for the other paddlers. As usual, I will manage the trip numbers based on extra organizers and the paddle experience of the people who sign up. So jump on the waiting list because I frequently up the attendees. Thanks.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Phyllis, do you have room for me to carpool with you because I'd like to ride with you and Larry? You can call me at (425) 647-4671. Thanks, Ted

    March 29, 2013

    • Larry M

      ted, Phyllis is not carpooling. Do you want to go with me.

      March 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, Larry, I'd like to carpool with you. Call me at[masked] so we can work out the details.

      March 29, 2013

  • Lynda

    Larry, I'm feeling a little under the weather. I think I have the same crud that Phyllis had. I hope to feel better soon, but if not...just a heads up.
    I was planning to spend the night in PT Friday night and meet you all at the boat ramp.

    March 27, 2013

    • Lynda

      Larry, I've been get lots n-lots of sleep this week and I'm feeling much better. See you all at 9am at Pl marina.

      March 29, 2013

    • Larry M

      Great, see you then.

      March 29, 2013

  • Phyllis

    Hey Ted and Larry. Why don't you 2 get together to carpool. I can take people over but it turns out I need to head north from there to get to Anacortes.

    March 29, 2013

  • Dave R.

    Sorry will not get back into town in time. Sorry for the late post.

    March 29, 2013

  • Phyllis

    OMG you are right!!! That's just what my license says. Thank you! And low tide is just in time for lunch. Be prepared to gorge on raw oysters for lunch everyone!!!

    March 24, 2013

    • Larry M

      I will dig up my license

      March 27, 2013

  • Larry M

    Phyllis, i am in for the carpool. what time do you want me at your house?

    March 27, 2013

  • Phyllis

    Anybody want to carpool? I can fit 3 kayaks (in cradles) on my car top - will save a lot on ferry fare.

    March 24, 2013

  • Jody B

    Hey Larry & Co., You are in Oyster country with a 1.1 negative tide at 1:39pm. If you have a shellfish license from last year, it expires March 31st. Amy???Phyllis???

    March 24, 2013

  • Lynda

    Looking forward to it! Thanks Larry for organizing.

    March 18, 2013

  • Phyllis

    Lynda bait

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • Phyllis

    Lynda bait

    March 18, 2013

  • Lynda

    Larry, I would love to join you and I hope to RSVP soon (after I figure out my weekend plans).
    Phyllis - are you going? I would love to paddle with you since I'll be missing the Potholes trip.

    March 18, 2013

  • Phyllis

    Free lunch! Now that's a great boat ramp!

    March 18, 2013

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