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).
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".
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. :)-
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.