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Assistant Organizer


Redmond, WA
Hometown: Dorking

Member since:

July 21, 2007

What new place do you want to paddle in this year?

Gulf islands

What is your favorite place to paddle here in the NW?

San Juan islands, especially launching from Washington Park to avoid taking ferries.

What is your sea kayaking experience level (beginner, intermediate, expert)?

I consider myself 'intermediate', though I have done surf classes, advanced paddle strokes classes, tidal rapids training and other classes with Bob Burnett and George Gronseth. I've also done several multi-day trips.

Where are some of the places you have been kayaking?

The Cornish coast was my first trip. I've also been to the Sea of Cortez, the Big island of Hawaii on a multi-sport trip, the San Juan islands, the Gulf Islands and Sitka Sound, Alaska.


I've been with this group for several years and picked up a lot of experience along the way. Have a couple of week long expeditions under my belt and a lot of safety training. Own two kayaks, one a Pygmy Osprey which I put together myself.

What Martin is saying about this Meetup Group

The group has a variety of organizers who plan trips for new paddlers as well as experienced paddlers who are up for a challenge. Saul has extra boats and equipment so that newcomers can join us on some of the beginner level paddles. For all these trips I recommend people take classes, learn safety skills, acquire the necessary equipment and bring a kayak that they are used to paddling - I think Saul has sent multiple messages stressing the safety skills requirement.

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