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Paddle to Meet Larry's Full Moon Paddle at Portage Bay & BBQ

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. 

http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Sea-Kayaking/events/135407962





 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



Schedule:

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 

 

Equipment Requirements:

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 ;-)





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  • Betty S.

    Check out the new photos I uploaded...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for the wonderful night and event...I was there, right? :) btw, who given me the beer? I owe you a drink!

    August 23, 2013

  • Walter R.

    AWESOME PADDLE........Moon Paddle at Portage Bay & BBQ.

    August 22, 2013

  • Susanww

    A great evening, thanks all (and especially Saul of course) for the yummy food and good company!!

    August 22, 2013

  • Bob G.

    Saul/Larry, thanks for organizing such a great event. This was my first time paddling at night and it couldn't have been better. The wind died down, the water was calm and it was smooth paddling. I had a great time!

    August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Fun!

    August 22, 2013

  • Pat F.

    Thank you Saul! Great paddling, yummy food and friendly groups. You are so amazing! :)

    August 22, 2013

  • Ed H

    Nice way to get out and enjoy the summer evening.

    August 22, 2013

  • Betty S.

    Great as usual..full of FUN, GOOD FOOD and lots of happy fun to be with people..

    August 21, 2013

  • Jenn

    Thank you Saul and Larry for being such generous hosts!

    1 · August 21, 2013

  • Joe S.

    Saul. What you do week-by-week for Meetup'ers is beyond words. I (we all) appreciate all the work and effort you put into getting 15+ people out on the water to have fun. We thank you and we love you for that. My highlight tonight was not the paddle, or the full moon, or the yummy food... it was hearing Chango admit that New Yorkers are the best at everything :)

    3 · August 21, 2013

  • Saul_K

    Kerrie, don't ever use meetup maps, use the address and your own map since the way meetup is set up, anyone can move the dot

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss you all! I couldn't find you. The map from the link is misleading--it indicates a part of the park that is north of 520. No smart phone on me so I couldn't recheck. Anyway, hope it was a nice paddle, and see you next time!

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    OMW...traffic sux

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    leaving late on wya

    August 21, 2013

  • Lola T.

    I got my headlights but the batteries are dead i am stock on I 90 anyone have 3 aaa extra bateries I can borrow buy I will try to stop and buy if is not to late

    August 21, 2013

    • Saul_K

      focus on steering, I'll bring batteries

      August 21, 2013

  • Christina

    Yikes, just realized my headlamp is still in storage (recently returned from being abroad). Does anyone have an extra I can borrow? I do not have a boat light and was going to use my headlamp. Grazie tutti, Christina

    August 21, 2013

  • Eve S.

    Larry, sorry to have to cancel, but I'm not going to be able to make it tonight.

    August 21, 2013

  • Dave R.

    Work related delays on a project.
    Thanks for your flexibity and cooperation.

    August 21, 2013

  • Saul_K

    Lot's of questions about the BBQ - it will be after the paddle in the park, 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, 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

    • A former member
      A former member

      You guys going to have a BIG party at tomorrow night...

      August 20, 2013

    • Holly

      I'll pick up lettuce and tomatos for the burgers

      August 21, 2013

  • Saul_K

    Tracy, stop by for the BBQ if you want

    August 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure, if I back to town early. :) thanks for the message!

      August 20, 2013

  • Saul_K

    Joyce, we will catch you on the next paddle.

    August 20, 2013

  • Saul_K

    Marcy and Karen, Larry's group needs to keep sanely sized for safety reasons, they are paddling in an area with more traffic and paddling in the dark, our group will only be paddling a little past the house boats and we will finish while it is still light, so we can handle a bigger group.

    August 20, 2013

  • Joyce

    Not going to be able to make it afterall. Seems family members all want to take advantage of the full moon on a summer night. Hopefully someone can take my spot!

    August 20, 2013

  • karen s

    I am going with Larry's group, so see you at bbq

    August 20, 2013

    • Larry M

      Karen, you are not on my group list. You need to go with Saul

      August 20, 2013

  • Christina

    Wow, thank you Saul, great solution. Thanks for including me to those added on your event.

    August 20, 2013

  • Holly

    Saul, can you please clarify the launch site? Montlake played or SLUP? Above info is conflicting. Thanks.

    August 20, 2013

    • Ed H

      I have a spray skirt for Holly who asked to paddle with me in my tandem. Holly and I are in Saul's group in my yellow Delta. Thanks.

      August 20, 2013

    • Ed H

      Oops I see Saul has me paddling with Joyce. Scratch previous comment.

      August 20, 2013

  • Tanya

    Is the launch site easy to find once we find the playfield Saul? I've never been there before...parking close? 1618 Calhoun ST right? ~T

    August 20, 2013

  • Saul_K

    Launch site corrected to match the text - we launch at Montlake Playfield

    August 18, 2013

    • Betty S.

      is that 1618 Calhoun St???

      August 20, 2013

  • Joe S.

    Woo Hoo... I'm in! Looking forward to kayaking, full moon, fun folks and yummy food. I will bring food. Who out there wants to go to BAJA in February (Kayak, snorkel, whale-watch) ?

    2 · August 20, 2013

  • Saul_K

    Cameron, I'll make you into a yes when I get to a computer tonight.

    August 19, 2013

  • Betty S.

    Saul, Please bring me a single I have paid.. Betty

    August 18, 2013

    • Saul_K

      Will do

      August 19, 2013

    • Betty S.

      Thank you Saul for all you do...grilling, feeding, Fun!

      1 · August 19, 2013

  • Pat F.

    Saul: Could I share one of your kayaks for a change, eh? :)

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to come but have my own kayak. Do I need to RSVP?

    August 19, 2013

  • Chrisf

    I'll need to borrow a kayak, paddle, wetsuit and (vest if required)

    August 18, 2013

  • karen s

    Can I sign up for this with you as there are no spots left in Larry' s group. I do have my own kayak.

    August 18, 2013

    • Saul_K

      Karen, yes please show up.

      August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to go and sadly had to drop from the other group because I dont hav ea kayak. I hope you all have a lovely time

    August 18, 2013

    • Larry M

      you can sign up for this trip because Saul will be briging kayaks...

      August 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am signing up. Thanks, I will need a hug, a mug and no bugs.

      August 18, 2013

  • Dan H

    I will need a kayak and pfd but no wet suit. Thx

    August 18, 2013

    • Saul_K

      Sorry wetsuit is not needed, that was a cut and paste from a winter trip.

      August 18, 2013

  • Tanya

    Just need a kayak have wetsuit & light...I'll bring veggie burgers for any non-carnivores at BBQ! :)

    August 18, 2013

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