TGIF Paddle, Lake Union (rental kayaks available)

Description:  We will paddle along the west shore of Lake Union and out the Ship Canal to the Ballard Locks and back.  There will be two launch spots available:

South Lake Union Park (at the park "Hand-Launched Boat Beach", near Westlake Ave. N and Aloha St., at the northwest corner of the park) at 5:30 p.m. - the recommended launch for those with their own boats.

Northwest Outdoor Center (2100 Westlake Ave. N) at 6:00 p.m. - rental kayaks available for $14 per hour (owned-boats can also launch here if necessary).

Schedule:

5:30 p.m. - arrive, off-load and park at the northwest area of South Lake Union Park.

5:45 p.m. - launch and paddle to NWOC

6:00 p.m. - those renting kayaks arrive at NWOC, park and rent kayaks

6:15 p.m. - launch/meet-afloat at NWOC and all paddle out together

~ 7:45 p.m. - everyone arrive back at NWOC

~ 8:00 p.m. - arrival back at SLUP for those who launched there

~ 8:15 p.m. - bite and beverage in the South Lake Union area, location TBD

Required RSVP Comments:

With your RSVP, please add the following comments:

"Own kayak" or "Renting".

Launch at "SLUP" or "NWOC".

Weather Contingencies:

Rain:  We will paddle in the rain, just wear raingear.

Wind:  We will paddle if the wind conditions are safe, up to about 20 knots.

Sun:  We will paddle if there's sun .  Just wear sunglasses and tanning oil. :)-

Equipment Requirements:

Kayak owners: Kayak, paddle, pfd, paddlefloat, pump, sprayskirt, headlamp, vhf radio if you have one.

Kayak renters: Kayaking clothes and shoes that can get wet, headlamp. 

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  • Aaron S

    What a totally fun outing! Phyllis and Donna, you guys are the best! And, hi Amy, on a hooty-pooty, yacht-party cameo appearance along the way. And yum and good company, at the Latona afterward. And thanks NWOC, and it was a beauful evening out on the lake and ship canal, and there were lots of sights to see, and ... more TGIF paddles on the way!

    April 20, 2013

  • Phyllis

    What a great way to end the week. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because most people wimped out. Hey you guys - it's beautiful in the rain & mist! Thanks Aaron. This was a great setup!

    April 19, 2013

  • shawna

    Forgot I had a prior engagement -next time

    April 19, 2013

  • Donna H

    Yes for now.

    April 19, 2013

  • shawna

    Need to warm up my paddling muscles for summer!

    April 19, 2013

  • Dave R.

    Aaron,Sorry to cancel thx for the organization efforts !

    April 19, 2013

  • Phyllis

    Own Kayak. See you at Kayak Park :-)

    April 19, 2013

  • Dave R.

    Aaron I will not be back in town soon enougg

    April 19, 2013

  • Doug G.

    Does anyone know what it costs to park at either place?

    April 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      free at NWOC, park on the street side of the lot

      April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    fair weather paddler...

    April 18, 2013

  • Pete Van L.

    Would be fun to do on a regular basis

    April 17, 2013

  • karen s

    looks like fun, but it is my son's birthday and we are going to celebrate.

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Out of town on business, but would definitely join when you do it again!

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cool !

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Renting

    April 15, 2013

  • Aaron S

    Own kayak; SLUP.

    April 15, 2013

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