New Meeting: Fire up the Fireworks Paddle & Brew Tasting

From: Saul_K
Sent on: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 9:14 PM
Announcing a new meeting for Seattle Area Sea Kayaking Meetup Group!

What: Fire up the Fireworks Paddle & Brew Tasting

When: Friday, July 4, 7:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meeting Description: With the 4th falling on a Friday, I thought we should do a paddle to watch the Firworks on Lake Union.

Keep in mind that it tends to get pretty crowded out on the lake and we will start heading back a few minutes before the end, then pause to watch the last shots. I like us to get past the crowd of potentially drunk power boaters before the converge under the University bridge, that's why we start back before the last fireworks shot. After the paddle we can head over to a local watering hole.

Everyone needs to bring a flashlight or a headlamp for safety.

I can bring 8 single and 5 tandem kayaks replete with life jackets and paddles (that means up to 18 of you can borrow one of my boats, others will need to bring their own). We'll go over some safety stuff and then head out for a paddle to get to know each other.

What to bring:
o Prepare to get wet, You might want to bring a towel and change of clothes.
o Water bottle. There's water and restrooms at the park.
o Refreshments and snacks for afterwards
o Your sense of adventure and fun
o Headlamp - for paddling back after dark.

In the RSVP let me know if you need to borrow a boat or if you'll be bringing your own.

So far I am bringing kayaks for the following people - if you need to borrow and don't see your name on the list - add "need to borrow" to your RSVP.

Name Boat
Single Kayaks

Tandem Kayaks

There are FIVE tandems. If you want to share a boat with someone, please specify with whom you are partnering or that you're looking for a partner in the RSVP comment.

If you decide not to show up, please email me, or change your RSVP or even phone me at least an hour before the launch. No shows for borrowed boats are a headache since that means we delay launch while I drive the empty boat(s) back to my house - can't leave them on the trailer or they may find a new home while we're out paddling, and towing empty boats while I paddle isn't that much fun.

It'll be great to meet all of you and have a fun paddle.



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