Summer is almost here, the weather is supposed to be nice, We have a full moon it's time for a paddle.
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 6:30pm for a 60-90 minute evening paddle amongst the house boats.
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.
Link if you need to borrow a kayak:
Link if you have your own kayak: http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Sea-Kayaking/events/180673472/
[b]What to bring:[/b] [*]Kayak, paddle, Paddle Float and Bilge Pump. [*]PFD,
Clothes for paddling, wetsuit or drysuit is advised, 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.
So far I am bringing kayaks for the following people:
Myself - Saul - Necky Tesla - Orange
Cindy A. - - Necky Nootka White Tandem
- Necky Nootka White Tandem, plus a wetsuit or drysuit
- Green Necky Amuruk Tandem,
Green Necky Amuruk Tandem,
- NWK - Discovery - teal green single
Necky Arluk III - Aqua single
Link to the event for people that need to borrow a kayak:
Link to the event sign up for people that have their own gear (kayak, paddle, pfd, etc.):
Directions to the meeting place:[/b] 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.