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Paddle till We're WRECKED!

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  • 5 1/2 miles North of Edmonds on a sandy coastal spit of land, (1 1/2 miles North of Picnic Point) is an EXTREMELY interesting and unique Pacific NW area archeological feature...

    4 (or more...) beached wooden hull turn of the century (or earlier) sailing ship era freighters!

    These were sailing ships that were beached and simply abandoned!

    One is almost fully intact!

    They are clearly evident on satelite maps! Follow the satelite map north along the shoreline 5 1/2 miles north from Edmonds and then go gaah...

    I gotta paddle to them and check them out. I want to celebrate my 55th birthday! I turn 55 on Nov 20th and I can't think of anything better then to have a picture of me wrecked with my paddle buddies! he he he...

    On Saturday, November 17th there is a sporty 2.5 knot EBB current (going North) at Admirality Inlet at 11:15 AM followed by slack water at 2:53 PM. The Flood maxes at 0.8 knots at 4:41 PM, (going South). Sunset will be at 4:30 PM roughly and it will be dark at 5:00 PM or so...

    Let's ride the current going north with a departure at noon. Let's depart the wreck site at 2:00 PM and return to Edmonds before 4:00 PM, pausing slightly to let the Edmonds ferry go by!

    Party like wrecked monkeys when we get back to Edmonds!

    Come celebrate! The election will finally be over, come celebrate our Thanksgiving, come celebrate mmmeee!!!!

    Come onnn...you know me...I gotta beg for it! :-)

    Fully equipped, skilled and capable paddlers only!

    (This could be like SK-XXIII or something...who knows!)

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  • John B.

    Many Bellevue parks allow kayak launching on their beaches in the off season. A couple of weekends ago I scouted out a really nice loop -- Enatai Beach - Chism Park - Meydenbaurer Park - Luther Burbank Park - Enatai Beach. All of them are very scenic.

    If it is going to be windy, then Mercer Slough is a great alternative because it is very enclosed. It even has a full loop at the end of it.

    November 17, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Launching at Enatai Beach can occur yearround. They even have a kayak rental facility there but off season there is no restroom.

      November 17, 2012

  • Aaron S

    If any of the uninitiated are still reading this, it morphed to Enatai Beach at 10 a.m. If the waves ain't four-feet high, we may circumnavigate Mercer Island. :)

    November 16, 2012

  • Aaron S

    What do y'all think about Enatai Beach at 10 a.m.? I can do earlier if folks want.

    November 16, 2012

  • Jim

    I am out, folks. Next time.

    November 16, 2012

  • Saul_K

    Cheryl, we emailed you, we'll post what we come up with. Emily, we'll definitely eat after the paddle. I'll also post a social event for the 20th which is Kevins actual birthday once I get home tonight.

    November 16, 2012

  • Cheryl C

    Keep me posted...

    November 16, 2012

  • Kerri

    http://sat.wrh.noaa.gov/satellite/loopsat.php?wfo=sew&area=nw&type=ir&size=4

    Check out the NOAA radar. Where is this mythical wind/rain storm?

    November 16, 2012

    • Larry M

      Kerri you are sooo cute :)

      November 16, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Kerri, check out this website. It is an interactive NOAA weather website showing wind direction and strength etc... http://graphical.weat...­

      November 16, 2012

  • Saul_K

    If people want to paddle, their are a few places that are sheltered from a south wind, at over 20 knots this route is really too exposed. Up to about 35 knots Seward Park, Portage Bay and the slough are all workable. over 35 knots and getting hit by stuff flying through the air in the more sheltered areas is a problem. We will update the launch site or cancel depending on the wind forecast tomorrow.

    November 15, 2012

    • Emily

      thanks Saul. Seward Park would be great. we can celebrate your birthday after in Columbia City!

      November 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Emily, if you want to practice either Concrete Beach or off Enetai Beach would be an option. Oh, parking and celebrating in Columbia City would be nice if we didn't have cars loaded with kayaking gear and boats. There was a kayak stolen off a car's roof in Alki this summer and drysuits stolen at NW Outdoor Center. Best to not be in an area where gear and boats would be highly vulnerable.

      November 16, 2012

  • Kevin

    I have sent everyone an e-mail to let everyone know that we have canceled this meet-up opportunity. Thank you very much for your interest. I consider your safety paramount so I think this is the best option. Please look for this paddle opportunity sometime in the summer of 2013!

    Sincerely,

    Kevin Casey

    November 16, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Happy Birthday Kevin and thanks for making the right decision given the forcast. May be good conditions for practicing in the right location.

      November 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enatai Beach Park in Bellevue is on the east side of the east channel between Mercer Island and B'vue. It is just south of, or virtually under, I-90 and is a convenient place to put in. That channel can be fun if the wind moves up it or if the wind is from the W or SW then it is a sheltered area. Just anticipate traffic on I-5 because the 520 will be closed this weekend.

    November 16, 2012

  • Aaron S

    I just noticed Saul's post; down the Slough would work, too. Let's do something and let's paddle some distance. MI sounds good.

    November 16, 2012

    • Dave R.

      I am in for a paddle let us know our plan B

      November 16, 2012

  • Aaron S

    Mercer Island would work fine by me. If it's real windy, we could stay on the leeward side. I have a lake access map at home; I'll look at the available launch sites tonight and make a suggestion, unless someone else has one. We could paddle 'round to the Roanoke Inn on the Island's NW corner and have a beer :)-, or have one there afterward.

    November 16, 2012

  • peter p

    I would probably be game for Mercer, Kerri. Let me know.

    November 16, 2012

  • Kerri

    I'm in for an alternate location tomorrow. Mercer island could be fun.

    November 16, 2012

  • Saul_K

    Aaron, I'm willing to do the slough in Kenmore, we can hide behind Finn hill. Launch at the fish and wildlife launch

    November 16, 2012

  • Aaron S

    Is anyone putting together an alternate paddle for Saturday, on one of the lakes or such?

    November 16, 2012

  • Larry M

    Well, bummer. Happy Birthday guys. C U soon everyone.

    November 16, 2012

  • Saul_K

    Radar only shows existing rain, the wind speed is more a function of air pressure changes

    November 16, 2012

  • Saul_K

    Kerri, look at the barometric changes

    November 16, 2012

  • Kevin

    also;

    ADMIRALTY INLET-
    900 AM PST FRI NOV[masked] SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM PST THIS EVENING THROUGH
    LATE TONIGHT
    GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
    AFTERNOON TODAY
    SE WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
    RAIN. AREAS OF DENSE MORNING FOG.

    TONIGHT
    SE WIND RISING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES BUILDING TO 2
    TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

    SAT
    SE WIND 25 TO 35 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. RAIN.

    SAT NIGHT
    S WIND 20 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT.

    November 16, 2012

  • Kevin

    This is what I am reading;

    .SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL WASHINGTON COASTAL AND INLAND
    WATERS...A STRONG FRONTAL SYSTEM EXTENDING FROM A 980 MB LOW OVER
    THE SOUTHERN GULF OF ALASKA WILL CONTINUE MOVING E FOR RISING
    SOUTHERLY WINDS. THIS FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE AREA ON
    SATURDAY FOR FAIRLY WIDESPREAD GALE FORCE WINDS. ANOTHER STRONG
    SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE AREA ON SUNDAY...POSSIBLY FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER
    ONE ON MON.

    PUGET SOUND AND HOOD CANAL-
    900 AM PST FRI NOV[masked] TODAY
    SE WIND 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
    RAIN. AREAS OF DENSE MORNING FOG.

    TONIGHT
    SE WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
    RAIN.

    SAT
    E WIND RISING TO 20 TO 30 KT AND THEN BECOMING S. WIND WAVES
    BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN.

    SAT NIGHT
    S WIND 20 TO 30 KT...EASING AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES
    3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING.

    November 16, 2012

  • Kerri

    Let's call it the day before or day of. The Edmonds point might provide some sheltering from a true south-southeast wind. Another idea might be to find a protected area with waves and practice self rescue etc in wave conditions.

    November 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      An area protected from a southerly is Concrete Beach. We could paddle farther out or out into the lake to practice in the waves and then back to the lee of the shore if it builds or people get tired. Concrete Beach is on Lk. Wa at Sail Sand Point in Seattle.

      November 16, 2012

  • Kevin

    The wreck ain't goin no where...

    The thing is this stretch of coast line has a veeeeery long and exposed fetch from the south, almost the whole length of Puget Sound! The localized conditions could be significantly adverse. The storm front appears to be building throughout Saturday, not subsiding! Winds from the south generally mean the storm has swept past the western edge of Washington from the Gulf of Alaska and have past us by in the interior. Not this one, this is a very different storm pattern coming from the west and moving interior into Puget Sound from the south. They are saying we are going to get hammered all week long starting on Saturday! yeee...

    November 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm going to save this adventure for another time.

      November 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Best wishes to the birthday boys!

      November 15, 2012

  • peter p

    Let's go for it!!! The Wreck or bust.

    November 15, 2012

  • Kevin

    NOAA doesn't call Small Craft Advisories until the day before, or the morning of generally. A more detailed and accurate forecast will come out Friday mid morning. I have confirmed this level of forecast over several different sites so far, but right now I think we should wait until noon Friday to make a final judgement.

    November 15, 2012

  • Cheryl C

    Sustained winds of 20-35 mph and gusts to 45-55 sounds like a small craft advisory to me...it also doesn't sound like much fun...any alternative options?

    November 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    LIKELY GET WIND THAT IS JUST BELOW HIGH WIND...SUSTAINED WINDS OF
    20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 TO 55 MPH. Given this forcast, assuming it is accurate means a situation appropriate for pretty experienced paddlers and if this is a headwind we could have some issues/problems.......hmmmmm

    November 15, 2012

  • Kevin

    Here is the most recent prediction;

    https://nwschat.weather.gov/p.php?pid=201211152313-KSEW-WWUS86-SPSSEW

    They are predicting a lot more winds then 17mph!

    November 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like we might have a 17 mph wind from the S according to this website: http://www.weather.com/weather/wxdetail2/98020 Will make the return a bit of work so hopefully all paddlers can handle a bit of headwind. Granted will have a flood tide but that might make for a chop if the forcast is correct.

    November 15, 2012

  • Kevin

    I have been monitoring the weather forecast veeery carefully for us. So far I am reading that there is a high certainty of at least drizzle with prevailing winds from the SW. The predictions will become more accurate as Saturday draws near, so please study the predicted conditions and identify with your own threshold for them with this kind of a trip.

    November 15, 2012

  • Kevin

    This is the NOAA site I reference for marine weather forecasts; http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/zone/west/sewmz.htm. This is the site I use for weather forecasts in general; http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/weather/

    You can reference the NOAA weather site as a link from the Seattle Times weather site.

    November 12, 2012

  • Kevin

    The first visual landmark north of the Edmonds Ferry is 3 1/2 miles north. It is the Meadowdale Haines Wharf Marina. It is a fairly large and dilapidated old industrial marina. 1 mile north of that is the Sunset Bay Marina. There are sufficient beach pull-out opportunities all along the way. 1 mile north of that is Picnic Point Park. There are restroom facilities at Picnic Point Park. You have to cross the railroad trestle bridge to get to them. 1 mile north of Picnic Point Park are the wrecks. They are plainly visible; they are on a wide sandy spit of land. The most prominent wreck is aprox 200' long...a turn of the century wooden hull freighter! The others are beached hulks by the shoreline right next to one another. Total distances are aproximate; the Google scale I am using tends to jump around a little bit.

    November 12, 2012

  • Saul_K

    I can bring kayaks for 3 people, let me know if you need to borrow.

    November 4, 2012

  • Rob I

    can you post the coordinates so we can look up the wrecks on google earth?

    October 21, 2012

    • Kevin

      Click on the "Edmonds Marina Park" listing for this trip announcement above on this page, it will take you there on Google Earth. Follow the shoreline and railroad tracks north for 5 1/2 miles, or go directly to 1 1/2 miles north of Picnic Point. Zoom down to the resolution of 500 ft/inch or closer. The nearest cross street is Marine View Drive and 116th St SW in Mukilteo.

      October 22, 2012

  • Kevin

    George George George...ALL shore land in WA State is owned, (publically or privately) to the "meandering line" - the low mean tide mark. ALL shore land in WA State is guaranteed direct access from the water between the low mean tide meandering line and the high mean tide meandering line. That's the law. Otherwise, if you had to come ashore because your boat was sinking you could get arrested for trespassing, which is not a reasonable standard. The law does not make the distinction regarding water access to the shore for cause, just that the shore land tidal space between the low and high meandering lines is guaranteed public access! Access trumps ownership on tidal land in WA State. I've mapped it out, its 5 1/2 miles from Edmonds and I admit if you were to walk along the beach to this site it would be very difficult.

    October 18, 2012

  • George B

    I'm familiar with this site. It's just a little less than a mile north of Picnic Point and closer to 7 miles from Edmonds. This is a private beach down to the low-tide mark and they will come out and chase you away if they see you. These wrecks can be viewed from the water safely and their really neat to look at but they're extremely dangerous to explore on foot.

    October 18, 2012

  • marcy s.

    Sounds like so much fun! I have to work:(

    October 17, 2012

  • Kevin

    Wanda, SK-XXIII is "23", not 13. Roman Numerals Wanda, Roman MATH! Think of a Roman BATH with MEN!

    October 17, 2012

  • Wanda C.

    Not qualified for SK 13! (Assuming anything over SK 10 requires a gal to be able to hold her liquor!) Happy Birthday...almost!

    October 17, 2012

  • Rob I

    1 - are they on land then?
    2 - why so far out on the calendar? itll be darker and colder by then, why not this month?

    October 17, 2012

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