Full Moon Paddle & BBQ, Lake Union & Portage Bay

Description: We will paddle around the shore of Lake Union and Portage Bay. Now we will paddle to meetup with Saul's paddle coming from Portage Bay. Then go BBQ with them and head back under the full moon. Yahoo!!

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 6:30 p.m. (free parking after 4 p.m.)

Sign-up Requirements:

Paddlers should be at least novice paddlers. To sign up for this paddle, training and practice in wet exits, re-entry and rescue are required.  This not a paddle for beginner paddlers. You must have your own boat and equipment.

If you don't have a kayak sign up for Saul's paddle at: http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Sea-Kayaking/events/135412712/

Schedule:

6:30 p.m. - arrive, off-load and park, at the northwest area of South Lake Union Park.

7:00 p.m. - launch and paddle

7:45 pm  or so - Meet Saul's group and paddle to Montlake Playfield/Portage Bay for BBQ with them. 

8:30 p.m. or so - BBQ at the park

9:00 pm - Leave park for nite paddle back to SLUP

9:45 p.m. or so - Arrive back at SLUP and pack up for home. Or join Larry for a drink nearby..... hee hee

Weather Contingencies:

Rain:  This is Seattle in August!! - We don't got no stinking rain!!!

Wind:  We will paddle if the wind conditions are safe, up to about 15 knots.

Sun:  We will paddle if there's moon. All the better to see you me pretty.... :)

Weather: 77 degrees, pm Sun, 8 mph wind....

Equipment Requirements:

Kayak owners: Kayak, paddle, pfd, paddlefloat, pump, sprayskirt. BRING YOUR KAYAK LIGHT and a HEADLIGHT. And any other lights you feel like hanging from your kayak

Dinner - Bring something to BBQ and something to drink and maybe share. I'm bringing my lantern for the park - bring a lantern or light if you have one. 

Bring a can of beer and help Larry test his new beverage holder....I will supply the can cooler :)

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  • Aaron S

    Now, that was a floating and BBQin' party! Lotta good friends. Plus night paddling on Lake Union is cool. Thanks Larry, and Saul, for putting it all together and getting us all together.

    August 22, 2013

  • Barbara E

    I want to thank Larry for sticking with me last night!!!! I was truly giving my 'all' as far as paddling as fast and as hard as I could. It was very much appreciated.

    August 22, 2013

  • Heather R.

    Beautiful evening! Thanks so much to the organizers and trip leads who made it possible.

    August 22, 2013

  • Tod

    Great time with good people on my birthday.

    August 22, 2013

  • Barbara E

    Very Very fun!!!!

    August 22, 2013

  • marcy s.

    Yeah...I'm going!

    August 20, 2013

    • Larry M

      ok, sky down and make sure you bring a light :)

      August 20, 2013

  • Larry M

    Please make sure you have a light to put on the back of your kayak in addition to a headlight. We will have a leader and a sweep for this paddle and I will expect everyone to stay reasonably together. It will be dark when we come back and I don't want to loose anyone.

    August 19, 2013

    • MA

      Larry - my friend who is going is in Saul's group, so I will give up my spot in your group to someone else. Thanks. MA

      August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I also much prefer to launch from Lake Union, so please let me know if a spot opens up!

    August 20, 2013

  • marcy s.

    I got moved to Sauls paddle but would still like to do this paddle. Please don't take me off wait list...I'm next.

    August 20, 2013

  • Saul_K

    I went ahead and added all 16 people from Larry's waiting list that have their own kayaks - Dennis, Dave R, Marcy S, Walter R, Joe S, Eve S, Ilene, Ed H, Amy. Christine, Chango, Helen, Susanww, Paul Riek, Bob Glickman and Karen S. to my event launching about two miles away at Montlake Community Center. I'm assuming that you will bring your own kayaks. This way you get to enjoy a paddle with the group without swamping Larry.
    We will be having a BBQ at Montlake which is post paddle for my group and mid paddle for Larry's.

    August 20, 2013

  • Ed H

    Pretty full list I see, but if it works out I have a tandem with one spot available (i.e. need a paddle partner). I'm on the wait list.

    August 19, 2013

    • Holly

      I'll go in the tandem, if we can get on with this group. I'm currently signed up with Saul's group...

      August 19, 2013

    • Holly

      this location is much easier for me to get to and from by bus...

      August 19, 2013

  • Ilene J

    So much fun.

    August 19, 2013

  • Saul_K

    Lot's of questions about the BBQ - it will be at the midpoint of the paddle in the park at Montlake Community Center, I will bring two or three charcoal grills with me on the kayak trailer and a thermoelectric cooler fool of goodies to cook. Both groups will be joining the BBQ, then Larry's group will paddle back while my group helps me finish loading. Larry's group should bring something to throw on the grill, I will have extra stuff if you forget, my group is mostly covered. I will bring beef burgers, salmon and eggplant, as well as buns, paper plates, paper towels and condiments.

    August 19, 2013

  • Larry M

    Ok, gang, the reason I limit the number of kayakers is safety. If we have enough organizers I can add folks because we have more kayakers with creds that are on the trip to watch things. Don't just drop and show up. I will add people from the wait list if I have organizers to feel things will be safe. I will try to finalize the list by Monday night so you can make plans to attend.

    August 18, 2013

  • Lara

    It's Todd's birthday...not sure if we will make it yet. Were ya'll drunk when you wrote this up?

    2 · August 18, 2013

    • Larry M

      NO, not too durnk... if you can't make it please cancel Monday night so I can add from the wait list. Apparently many folks want to go kayaking with Larry in the dark. It is amazing or something.... :)

      1 · August 18, 2013

  • Cheryl C

    Now, this is going to be fun!

    August 18, 2013

  • Larry M

    Please don't sign up for this paddle if you don't have equipment or if you don't think you will be able to attend. Please cancel by Monday evening if you are signed up so others will have a chance to get on. Thanks.....

    August 18, 2013

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