New Meetup: San Juans trip August 28-30 - experience required -

From: Saul_K
Sent on: Monday, July 27, 2009 11:25 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Seattle Area Sea Kayaking Meetup Group!

What: San Juans trip August 28-30 - experience required -

When: August 28,[masked]:15 PM

Washington Park
6300 Sunset Ave
Anacortes, WA 98221

IThis is a beautiful trip with what I expect to be fairly high mileage(plan on 10-14 miles for each leg of the trip) , higher speed each day. We will probably fight the current a bit on Friday afternoon, since slack will occur at about 2:30pm and the ebb will be against us but will be pretty weak. With Strawberry Island closed to camping, the main plan is to paddle to Spencer Spit on Shaw Island Friday night and then depending on the wind forecast, either go to Friday Harbor/Turn Island for the next nights camping or use a bail out at Orcas Island and catch the ferry back from Orcas or San Juan. Because I find dawdling in shipping channels to be fairly stressful, I like to cross quickly, so I'd appreciate it if you consider not only your boat handling skills but also your speed when you sign up for this trip, if you're typically in the front third on our group paddles, then you're probably OK.

Everyone that signs up will need to have demonstrated their self rescue to myself or to one of the assistant organizers prior to the trip.

Friday we need to launch at about 1pm, Saturday morning at 7am, Sunday morning at 7:30am. I will adjust these times based on the current offsets for each point, right now this trip is planned based on the current forecast for Rosario Strait, and some of these offsets may be in the 30 to 90 minute range.

We will do group meals and I will assign meal teams about one week out.
I can provide loaner kayaks, primarily tandems to those of you that need to borrow a kayak.
We can carpool from my house, I will bring the loaner kayaks on the trailer so that we can leave on time. We'd be leaving my house at about noon.

Looking forward to the trip - Saul

You'll need to wear either a wetsuit or a drysuit.

The following trip is rated SK3+/SK4, see descriptions at this link:

I will bring a group cook kit with two large 5qt plus sized kettles as well
as a frying pan, spatula, etc.
I will bring one stove, several others of you said you could bring one as well, so bring it - thanks.

What to bring:
A sense of humor and plenty of energy
The stuff for the meal you're making for the group
Wetsuits or Drysuits - I have a few to loan, let me know if you need one.
Water in a container - the island doesn't have any fresh water
TP - the island has an outhouse, sometimes it runs out.
Dishes and utensils to eat and drink with
Drysacks for your stuff, especially for your clothes and sleeping bag - I
have a few to loan let me know if you need one.
Typical camping stuff - Tent, pad, sleeping bag, toiletries, several changes
of clothes

Who is in which kayak:

Saul - Orange Necky Tesla

Coleen - own

I am also recruiting for the drive up if anyone would like to carpool leaving my

house[masked]th Ave NE, Kenmore, WA 98028 at about noon on Friday.

Meals - we will do group meals

Meal teams as follow:

Friday Dinner:

Saturday coffee:

Saturday Breakfast

Saturday Lunch

Saturday Dinner:

Sunday Breakfast:

Sunday Lunch:

So contact your team members and work out a menu plan ;-)

Saul, Coleen & ??? leaving Saul's at noon.

Thanks - Saul

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