Join us for one or all three parts of Winter Solstice and lights merry making!!
1 - 4:30pm Launch for Sunset Back Bay paddle!! We'll meander back into the bay for about 1hr+ , enjoying the last few rays of sun and the magic of dusk. Sunset 4:48pm.
2 - 6:00pm NAC Beach Merrymaking!! Let's break out hot or cold beverages and snacks to share while we chat and relax, getting ready for the light parade paddle.
3- 7:00pm Launch for Newport Harbor Boat parade!! From NAC we'll meander our way about 1 mile to the PCH bridge where we'll find a spot to watch the parade in relative safety (away from the crazy boaters). The parade should pass by around 7:44. After that we'll paddle back to NAC, pack up and we can all find someplace warm to eat, drink and be merry!! ☼
For the paddle:
• BYO Boat, sorry no rentals available for evening use. Please arrive about 1 hour early to park and unload
• Bring Warm/Wind/Waterproof layers!! It can be Kkkkkold, especially while sitting on the water watching the parade go by.
• You MUST HAVE FRONT AND BACK DECK LIGHTING. THIS IS A REQUIREMENT TO ATTEND the lights parade paddle (we need extra visibility). This could simply be working flashlights or multiple glow sticks on your front and back decks. Optional: Be Festive & Decorate your boat with pretty lights!!
• Optional: pack your favorite cold or hot beverage, and maybe some sweet or savory treats to share at the beach merrymaking and/or while we wait and watch the parade on the water by the PCH bridge.
► Be there, or be square!!! Ya comin? or What?
Please RSVP, subject to cancel or change.
When you RSVP, please let us know which parts of the paddle(s) you plan on attending, and if you want, you can let us know what yummy treats you might be bringing, so we can get our appetites worked up... :D
We are paddle buddies not guides, be responsible for your own safety.
Click to enlarge 2013 Christmas Boat Parade Map
Click for Parade times here!
This paddle is cross-posted on SoCal SeaKayak/Meetup Club and CKF - to bring friendly paddlers together on the water.