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Dec 22 - Christmas Caroling by kayak on Lake Union

All my loaner kayaks and anything that I have that floats is allocated, you may be able to rent and car top a kayak to the launch We did this last year and it was fun. I will contact a few houseboaters, we bring treats with us and sing for the houseboaters, Cindy will bring sheet music, a few of you claim to be able to sing. Afterwards we can find a place to get food and drinks. Bring lights. If you know any houseboaters let me know.
Another thing that we did last time that worked pretty well is collected canned food or donations to NW Harvest, try to bring something for others and I will drop it off the next day. We'll have loaner kayaks replete with life jackets and paddles for about 20 people. I will bump up the RSVP count to allow anyone who is bringing their own kayak to join us. So far I am bringing kayaks for the following people - if you need to borrow and don't see your name on the list - add "need to borrow" to your RSVP and make sure your RSVP is a "Yes". Here are the boat assignments so far. I did not assign any kayaks to Maybe's. I still have 3 kayaks left, so if you're a maybe and you need to borrow then you need to change your RSVP ASAP. You also need to show up otherwise you can't borrow a boat from me in the future. Saul - Orange Necky Tesla Palani - White Necky Nootka Tandem Cindy A - White Necky Nootka Tandem Donna - Purple Necky Tofino Tandem Clayton - Purple Necky Tofino Tandem Jennifer- Yellow Necky Tofino Tandem Jodie - Yellow Necky Tofino Tandem David Carcia - Yellow Necky Armaruk Tandem Stacey- Yellow Necky Armaruk Tandem Kerri - Blue Necky Armaruk Tandem Lara Fellin - Blue Necky Armaruk Tandem Julie Pearl - PWS Yellow Tandem Kyle O'Malley guest -PWS Yellow Tandem Sabitha Rajagopal - Tan Beluga Tandem Teresa Wilson - Tan Beluga Tandem Erin - PWS Blue Skookumchuck Triple Michael - PWS Blue Skookumchuck Triple Tara A Cummins - PWS Blue Skookumchuck Triple Eileen - Necky Arluk III Diana - NWK - Discover - white single Cathy - Red/White Easy Rider Jackie - Concrete Greg - Blue Rec Sarah Everett-PWS Red - Sea Otter Maria- Green/White PWS Single - NWK - Broken Rudder Cadence Michael Dinsmore - Loaner from Kevin (Valley Quaqog ) Kyle O'Malley - Loaner from Kevin - West Marine Inflatable Single Tandem Inflatable dive kayak Own Kayaks Julie St George Sharon Sharons Guest - Christy Martin April Larry Minor Chris Peele Christina Dan Brittany Nikki and guests Laurette Rodgers and guest Bridget Smith Dana Good Kevin Jackie and Mindy Rating: This trip is rated ‘protected’ or SK1. What to bring: What to bring: o Prepare to get wet, You might want to bring a towel and change of clothes. o It's winter, so a wetsuit or a drysuit is a really, really, good idea. I have a couple of loaners, but not enough for the group. o Water bottle. There's water and restrooms at the park. o Refreshments and snacks for afterwards o Your sense of adventure and fun 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. Directions to the meeting place: From 520 Eastbound take the Montlake Blvd exit and Turn right onto E Montlake Pl E and onto 24th street going south. Turn right at E Lynn St and after about half a mile turn right at 16th Ave E. From 520 Westbound take the Lake Washingtom Blvd exit and turn left at the end of the ramp heading towards the Arboretum. Turn right at Boyer Ave E. Cross 24th street and carry on to 16th Ave E, which is a slight right turn. Follow this into the parking lot. If you decide not to show up, please email me, or change your RSVP or even phone me at least 3 hours before the launch. No shows for borrowed boats are a headache since that means we delay launch while someone drives the empty boat(s) back to my house - can't leave them on the trailer or they may find a new home while we're out paddling, and towing empty boats while we paddle isn't that much fun. I'm sure all of you will have a fun paddle. -Saul cell[masked]

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  • Christy

    Great fun on a perfect NW Winter evening. Thank you, Saul, for your patient and skillful organization, and thank you to my paddle partner! Happy Holidays and blessings in the New Year!

    December 23, 2010

  • Teresa W.

    Kayaking & caroling was a great experience. Everyone was very friendly and we all worked as a team. Saul, thanks for the kayak loan and all of the effort you put into the activity. I look forward to more fun adventures with this group.

    December 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for your generosity Santa Saul! Cindy - you have a beautiful voice!!

    December 23, 2010

  • Sharon

    A wonderful evening!!!! This is becoming a holiday tradition. I think we sounded much better this year:-) Thank you Cindy for providing the words and leading us. And, of course, many thanks to Saul, for truely embodying the spirit of Christmas!! Happy holidays everyone!!

    December 23, 2010

  • Cathy

    I wish I could give it a 10! Merry Chritmas, ho, ho, ho! Thank you very much, Saul for putting this together!

    December 23, 2010

  • Cindy A.

    Sweet time! Saul -- thanks for the organization and incredible footwork to make this a great event for so many of us. Happiest of Holidays to you and your kin!

    December 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fun. Thanks again Saul!

    December 23, 2010

  • clayton

    fun! beautiful night.

    December 23, 2010

  • Julie

    My first event with this group and found everyone to be really welcoming and nice. Thank you to Saul for organizing and providing grear. Thanks to my paddling partner Clayton, for keeping us on the straight and sometimes narrow. I'll definitely come out and try another adventure. Thank you all and Happy Holidays!

    December 23, 2010

  • Sabitha R.

    Great fun! Thanks a lot for the gear n organizing this.

    December 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    The caroling was fun and I was grateful to be given the gear and boat to use.

    December 22, 2010

  • Erin

    This was really fun. Thank you Saul!!! And thanks to Cindi for the songbooklets. I hope you all have a nice Christmas!

    December 22, 2010

  • Diana

    What fun! Singing was good, audience was great, fun times all around.

    December 22, 2010

  • Sabitha R.

    Kavitha, I saw your message, but I dunno the website doesnt allow me to reply to you. Yes we can carpool from here.please email me at [masked] and we can sync up.

    December 21, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone would like to carpool from Downtown Seattle let me know. Specifically I'll be coming from Belltown.

    December 21, 2010

  • Sabitha R.

    I am coming from Bellevue/Redmond area. Is anybody going from here and looking for Carpool? This will help us beat the 520/I90 traffic as well.

    December 21, 2010

  • Julie

    Just picked up battery lights at Display and Costume. All Christmas lights are 50% off.

    December 20, 2010

  • Christy

    Fyi that Home Depot has a few different options for battery-powered LED Christmas lights if anyone is trying to find some!

    December 17, 2010

  • Cindy A.

    I have 25 song booklets to share--each filled with traditional and twisted Christmas carols--a little something for everyone. No worries if you don't think you sing well; it's all about the spirit of the event not the sound quality (or so I've been taught.)

    December 16, 2010

  • Kevin

    I found battery powered X-Mas lights at Target! They lied, they had them in store! YaHoo!!! I've got the rock'n kitch thang going on...!!! :-)

    December 11, 2010

  • Saul_K

    If you are on the waiting list, your bext shot is bringinng or borrowing a kayak from someone besides me as I am out. The other shot is watch the RSVP's as we get closer to the date.

    December 11, 2010

  • Saul_K

    Kevin, I probably still have a few sets, threw about 5 sets out while cleaning my garage. Usually can find them at Rite Aid or a car parts place.

    December 11, 2010

  • Kevin

    Does anyone have a source for battery powered XMas lights? I found them on only at Target, not in-store. aaarrrggghhh!!!!

    December 11, 2010

  • Sabitha R.

    Saul, My partner backed out from Kayaking. So I probably will have to change the RSVP to just me. The kayak you have assinged to me is a tandem kayak, so either I could take one of the single kayaks available and people who have guests with them could use the tandem kayak! Or if you have somebody else looking to loan a kayak from you, they could join me in the one assigned to me. Thanks.

    December 10, 2010

  • Dana G.

    I can't wait!! I love Christmas caroling!

    December 8, 2010

  • Sabitha R.

    Forgot to mention that I am not a great singer(and this is my first time trying christmas caroles.)Bear with me. :)

    December 8, 2010

  • Cindy A.

    Yay! I'll bring 20 Christmas song lyric booklets I'm making up for another group. Any songs people "gotta" sing, let me know, and I'll make sure it gets into the booklets.

    December 7, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks again Saul for putting such a great event together! Looking forward to it

    December 7, 2010

  • Saul_K

    Aria,

    Yes bring sheet music, we'll count on you and Cindy to coach the rest of us on singing.

    December 7, 2010

  • Kevin

    Saul, I'll be glad to pull your trailer to the day-of-event launch site. I've lost the gist of this thread though regarding which day to go...duh?

    Hows about having more then one day of kayak caroling? Couldn't we do a day that you can make it and possibly another day to accomodate others to fit their schedules?

    Just a thought! Tell me what, when and where and I'm in!

    December 7, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    The 20th at 7pm or 22nd or 23rd around 6pm work for me. But I can be flexible.

    December 7, 2010

  • Larry M

    After looking at my pathetic calendar, it appears I am available any night, and I used to be in choir:)

    December 7, 2010

  • Cindy A.

    I can do Wed., Dec. 22 as well.

    December 6, 2010

  • Saul_K

    FWIW, we'd be nuts not to work Cindy into the equation as she can actually sing and knows the words to a lot of Christmas Carols. I'm even open to lending Kevin my trailer if he would be up for managing the whole thing, even if I can't make it.

    December 6, 2010

  • Saul_K

    My constraints, are work and other meetups that I have posted. Diana reminded me about the full moon solstice snowshoe and bonfire on the 21st and I know that I have a camping trip that starts on the 24th, I have an audit at work on the 20th that will probably keep my busy until about 4-4:30pm. So my open dates will probably be 20th at 7pm or 22nd or 23rd around 6pm.

    December 6, 2010

  • Kevin

    Most everybody has Friday the 24th off from work. If we paddled and sang and drank Svenska Grog we would have all day Friday to remember what we did with our kayaks!

    December 6, 2010

  • Diana

    I personally like the 22nd or 23rd... :) Saul, aren't you supposed to be leading a full moon snowshoe on the 21st?

    December 6, 2010

  • Cindy A.

    I know I spelled able wrong, but promise the lyrics would be spelled correctly.

    December 6, 2010

  • Cindy A.

    Palani and I would like to do this and are abel to on the 21st. Do you want me to bring lyrics?

    December 6, 2010

  • Carrie C

    Weather permitting, the 21st would work. Happy to tandem with someone. Cheers~

    December 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great idea! I might even bring a friend this year. Tuesday is great for me but I'll see what you post.

    December 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a lovely idea. If its on a night I can do...I can make/bring Svenska grog (pronounced groog) both alcohol free and the kind with red wine. Its one of the very things I can and Do make. ;-)

    December 6, 2010

  • Sharon

    Wonderful!! I'm so glad you are going to do this again.

    December 6, 2010

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