3519 108th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA
Let's paddle Lake Washington from Enatai Beach in Bellevue, south to lunch at Ivar's Fish and Chips at Coulon Park in Renton, and then back north to Enatai Beach.
This is a 9 nautical-mile early-spring paddle in cold water and the paddle may be subject to wind waves.
To sign up for this paddle, you need to be an advanced novice or beyond paddler, with re-entry, and rescue training, skills and practice, and you must be able to paddle at a 2.5 knots pace. The required kayaking experience and skills need to be documented in your meetup-profile information and your answers to the sign-up questions. RSVP's without answers to the sign-up questions will be deleted.
Schedule and Itinerary:
10:00 a.m. - arrive, off-load and park at Enatai Beach in South Bellevue.
10:45 a.m. - launch and paddle south to Coulon Park in Renton.
~ 12:30 p.m. - arrive at Coulon Park, beach our kayaks, and have lunch at Ivar's.
~ 1:30 p.m. - paddle north from Coulon Park.
~ 3:30 p.m. - arrive back at Enatai Beach.
Conditions and Contingency:
This paddle is contingent upon reasonably safe and comfortable wind and weather conditions.
Kayak, paddle, pfd, paddlefloat, pump, sprayskirt, sunglasses, sunscreen, water and snacks, waterproof paddle jacket and hat, VHF radio if you have one, immersion gear. Layered warm clothes, pogies and/or waterproof insulated paddle gloves, warm head and ears protection. Extra change of warm clothes in a dry-bag. If you have a bicycle lock-up cable and a padlock, bring them.
Wearing immersion gear (drysuit or wetsuit, preferably drysuit) is mandatory for this paddle.