Assistant Organizer

Seattle Area Sea Kayaking Meetup Group 20060822
Seattle, WA 98125


Redmond, WAUSA 98052
Hometown: Dorking

Member since:

July 21, 2007


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 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.

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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  • Patti Dean

    Martin - thank you so much for a great meeting and group. I learned so much. And such yummy food. Hope to be able to attend as many meetings as possible. Thanks so much - Patti

    Sep 05, 2013 1:41 PM
  • Wanda C.

    Seattle Area Sea Kayaking Meetup Group

    Thanks for hosting us all. A really great day!

    May 18, 2013 11:53 PM
  • Carol Sheppard

    Hi Martin, if you are a patient person and just want to get out and do some dancing, please let me know. I haven't been dancing in about a year now, and sure do miss it. Do you do any East Coast or West Coast Swing?

    Mar 28, 2013 12:36 PM
  • Karen L

    Seattle Area Sea Kayaking Meetup Group

    Hi Martin, Look forward to also dancing with you again sometime soon

    Nov 24, 2012 10:50 PM
  • marcia

    Hey Martin...What do you think for our brunch. I thought breakfast buritos might work out well. I could bring eggs, flour tortillas....if­ we needed a non egg option we could use black beans Carol and keith could bring the fixxins for the­ could bring fruit or something like that....Just an idea...trying to help...Im open to anything. I will connect with keith and Carol and make sure they have their assignment.....­let me know what you think.....Thank­s...Marcia

    Oct 15, 2012 7:09 PM
  • janet

    not today, sorry. We will have to resched. Janet

    Jun 24, 2012 3:03 PM
  • janet

    Potluck cancelled for Sunday. We will resched in July

    Jun 24, 2012 2:59 PM
  • ginette

    Hey Martin. So glad you are going to make the potluck. Knowing that you will bring a healthy yummy dish for us. Look fowars to meeting you.

    Mar 16, 2012 1:07 PM
  • Michele H.

    Thanks for the greeting! We have been hoping to go to a Choco Canyon meet up. If I can set up a meet up on a Saturday or a later Friday meet up, we would be able to go.

    Mar 10, 2012 11:16 AM
  • ginette

    Saw that you were at the weekend this past lucky duck.!.I will be there in the fall...can't wait for so much good food and food for thought....

    Feb 27, 2012 12:12 PM
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