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New Meetup: Oct 31 - Halloween Trick or Treat paddle on Lake Union & Pub visit afterward

From: Saul_K
Sent on: Sunday, September 27, 2009 9:19 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Seattle Area Sea Kayaking Meetup Group!

What: Oct 31 - Halloween Trick or Treat paddle on Lake Union & Pub visit afterward

When: October 31,[masked]:00 PM

Montlake Playfield
1600 E. Calhoun St.
Seattle, WA 98112

We did this a couple of years ago and it was fun. Dress up in a costume. I will contact a few houseboaters, we bring treats with us and offer them to the houseboaters, they often offer some to us. Afterwards we can find a place to get food and drinks. Bring lights.

We'll have loaner kayaks replete with life jackets and paddles for about 10 people. I will bump up the RSVP count to allow anyone who is bringing their own kayak to join us. I am cross posting this totwo other groups as well. Seattle Get Up and Get Out, Human Powered Touring, so if it's full and you want a spot, you can RSVP on one of those.

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 and make sure your RSVP is a "Yes". Here are the boat assignments so far. I did not assign any kayaks to Maybe's. I still have 3 kayaks left, so if you're a maybe and you need to borrow then you need to change your RSVP ASAP. You also need to show up otherwise you can't borrow a boat from me in the future.

10 borrowers for tonights paddle, 11 counting me.

Saul - Orange Necky Tesla
Emily - White Necky Nootka Tandem
Ivonnes Guest - MyDreamschool of Blueberry fame - White Necky Nootka Tandem
??- Purple Necky Tofino Tandem
?? - Purple Necky Tofino Tandem
DeEtte - Yellow Necky Tofino Tandem
?? - Yellow Necky Tofino Tandem
Ivonne - Yellow Necky Armaruk Tandem
Jimmy - Yellow Necky Armaruk Tandem

PWS Blue Skookumchuck Triple
PWS Blue Skookumchuck Triple

Cesar - Necky Arluk III
Panrester - NWK - Discover
Jeremy - white single
Beth - Red/White Easy Rider
Karen - Concrete
- Blue Rec

Maybe's who we are holding boats for:

?Karen - NWK Seascape Tandem
?Maria - NWK Seascape Tandem
?Lauren - Easy Rider - Beluga Tandem
?Joel - Easy Rider Beluga Tandem
- Yellow Tandem
- Yellow Tandem
- Green/White PWS Single
NWK - Broken Rudder Cadence
but you need to change your rsvp to "yes" for us to actually bring them.

Rating: This trip is rated ?protected? or SK1.

What to bring:
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
  • Lights - at least one white light e.g. headlamp (not a strobe or flashing light) to be mounted on the kayak on worn on the person. Cyalume lights work great because they still work when wet. Fasten them to your kayak with duct tape.
  • Perhaps a power bar or dried figs to munch on.
  • Sense of Humor and fun.

    Directions to the meeting place:
    From 520 Eastbound take the Montlake Blvd exit and Turn right onto E Montlake Pl E and onto 24th street going south. Turn right at E Lynn St and after about half a mile turn right at 16th Ave E.

    From 520 Westbound take the Lake Washingtom Blvd exit and turn left at the end of the ramp heading towards the Arboretum. Turn right at Boyer Ave E. Cross 24th street and carry on to 16th Ave E, which is a slight right turn. Follow this into the parking lot.

    If you decide not to show up, please email me, or change your RSVP or even phone me at least 3 hours before the launch. No shows for borrowed boats are a headache since that means we delay launch while someone drives 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 we paddle isn't that much fun.

    I'm sure all of you will have a fun paddle.



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