Description: We will paddle around the shore of Portage Bay and greet Larry and his flotlilla.
It's Summer, the weather is supposed to be nice on Wednesday and I'll be back from my business trip, it's time for a paddle and BBQ.
As discussed earlier with the cost of maintaining the gear, I am starting to post events separated into the ones where people borrow gear (I'll charge $10 for those) and ones where people have their own gear (those will remain free).
Lets meet for a paddle on Lake Union. This trip will depend on the weather. We’ll meet at Montlake Playfield at 7pm for a 60-90 minute evening paddle amongst the house boats.
This trip is for those that need to borrow, if you have your own kayak, sign up in Larry's paddle which is launching about 2 miles away.
The water is warmer this time of year and it's frequently windy, our launch and route is fairly sheltered but we still need to use our heads and our equipment. . If you are signing up in this meetup, I am assuming that you need to borrow a kayak, if you have your own, then sign up in the other event.
[b]Rating:[/b] This trip is rated ‘protected’ or SK1. A wet suit or dry suit is advised.
[b]What to bring:[/b] [*]Kayak, paddle, Paddle Float and Bilge Pump. [*]PFD,
Clothes for paddling, something that will keep you warm if damp, Kayak Shoes, [*]Change of clothes for after, towel. [*]Rain Hat [*]Lights - at least one white light e.g. headlamp (not a strobe or flashing light) to be mounted on the kayak on worn on the person. Cyalume lights work great because they still work when wet. Fasten them to your kayak with duct tape. [*]Perhaps a power bar or dried figs to munch on. [*]Sense of Humor and fun.
Kayaks and Gear
Have your own
I've added 16 people from Larry's waiting list that have their own kayaks - Dennis, Dave R, Marcy S, Walter R, Eve S, Ilene, Ed H, Amy. Christine, Chango, Helen, Susanww, Paul Riek, Bob Glickman and Karen S.
Need to Borrow:
So far I am bringing kayaks for the following people:
Myself - Saul - Necky Tesla - Orange
Single Kayaks - Betty, Chris, Kerrie, Tanya, Dan, Jenn
Tandems - Lola, Cathy, Gabriele, Sarah R, Pat F, Joe Stiano
In Ed H's Tandem - Holly
6:30 p.m. - arrive, off-load and park, near the tennis courts at the Montlake Community Center and Park.
7:00 p.m. - launch and paddle
8:30 p.m. or so - arrival back at the park & fire up the BBQ
Bring a can of beer and help Larry test his new beverage holder.... It might be empty after he paddles to meet us and we don't want to see Larry with an empty Bottle Holder (or empty bladder either ;-)
I will be bringing kayaks, paddles and pfd's for the people that "need to borrow".
Everyone should bring a headlamp or a torch - that's English for what we refer to as a flashlight.
You can hand Larry the beer when we meet ;-)