December 6, 2009
find some protected paddles around Puget Sound. Maybe even as far north as Vancouver Island.
Still to find, although I went up to Spada Lake and paddled. It's very quiet, and you have the lake to yourself.
beginner, have done wet exits, assisted and self re-entries.
various places on Lk Washington, Everett Marina to Jetty Island, Spada Lk., Pend Oreille River.
Started Kayaking last year on january 1st at the Cold Water Immersion the Kayak Academy held. It was great, and taught me to take it slow and learn.
Since this was my 1st meetup with this group, and it was conducted by a different organization, I'd say this group is doing everything possible to make it a place to learn proper and safe kayaking techniques. I look forward to meeting others in this group, and expanding my abilities. I've taken the baby steps, and now look towards gaining the experience needed to become confident and safe while paddling.