Description: We are going to paddle from Tulalip Bay (north of Everett) northward to Kayak Point and Warm Beach. Not sure what to expect on this coast ... let's go see what's there! The Stilly estuary at the north end of our paddle should be interesting, and we'll have a nice rising tide.
Sign-up Requirements: This is a 12 nautical mile paddle in cold water that may be subject to wind waves. To sign up for this paddle, you must be an advanced novice or beyond paddler with good boat-handling, bracing, re-entry, and rescue skills and practice, and be able to paddle a sustained 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.
Kayak Point, Washington,[masked]° N,[masked]° W
[masked]:24 AM PDT -0.83 feet Low Tide
[masked] 4:30 PM PDT ~ 9.00 feet Tide
[masked] 6:47 PM PDT 11.24 feet High Tide
Schedule and Itinerary:
11:30 a.m. - Meet at the beach at Tulalip Bay, off-load, and car shuttle to Kayak Point County Park in Stanwood (11 minutes car shuttle each way).
12:30 p.m - Launch, and paddle north 6 n.m to a ~3:00 p.m. shore stop at Kayak Point County Park, then north 3 n.m. to a ~4:30 p.m. shore stop at Warm Beach, then 3 n.m. back south to Kayak Point County Park (12 n.m. day total).
~ 6:00 p.m. - take-out at Kayak Point, complete any car-shuttle back-drive, and catch an optional beverage and dinner on the way home.
There is a small parking fee at Kayak Point County Park. A Discovery Pass is not required.
Conditions and Contingency:
This paddle is contingent upon reasonably safe wind and weather conditions.
Kayak, paddle, pfd, paddlefloat, pump, sprayskirt, sunglasses, sunscreen, water and snacks, picnic lunch, waterproof hat, VHF radio if you have one, drysuit or wetsuit. Extra change of warm clothes in a dry-bag.
Immersion protection, a wetsuit or drysuit, is required on this paddle.