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Kayaking Lake Union + Picnic at Gasworks, Recommended for 35+

(Event is cross-posted with Seattle Singles and will fill up fast).


GROUP A - Kayaking 5:30 - 6:45 pm (Max of 16 people)

This is our 6th time on the lake. Cross-posted w other groups so sign-up fast. Guys too! Great for BEGINNERS and experienced paddlers.! Joe is a great guide. Recommended for 35+ years old, but as always, open to all

* * This event signup is for KAYAKING. If you are just interested in PICNIC, signup on OTHER POSTED EVENT * *

GROUP B - Evening Potluck Picnic, starting at 6:30 pm, open to all.  Group B could get things started. Group A (kayakers) will meet you all there at 6:45 or 7. Bring your own food and drink and picnic blanket, frisbee if you have it. NO GRILL, just picnic.

KAYAKERS, Meet at NWOC, 5:20 pm

PICNIC'ers, Meet at LEFT side of Gasworks, past the bathrooms and children play area. Big, flat field with water views to east and south. (GROUP A: Kayakers should arrive to picnic around 6:45 - 7 pm). (whoever is doing picnic-only, I need 1 volunteer to bring an UMBRELLA, to make easy for group to find).

Joe Staiano,[masked], (only avail after kayaking (6:45 pm)

NOTE for kayaking, max is 16. (cross-posted with Seattle Singles and Seattle Singles). Will have mix of double & single kayaks.

KAYAKING COST: Approx $11 per person sharing double. $17 for single.

BE AWARE: Construction around south end of Lake Union causes delays.


- OK for first-timers

- Kayaks, paddles, life jackets included.

- Bring: Water, Sun cream, sun hat, DRY shirt / shorts for picnic afterwards

- NWOC has bathrooms and changing rooms

- Answer RSVP question

* Great warm-up for Meaningful Trip kayak, snorkel, whale-watch trip in BAJA, Mexico in Feb 1-9, 2014. Meetup Members get $100 off!

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  • Allyson S.

    This really was an amazing evening. The pics are super Joe, and it was great to meet everyone. Sure hope I can join another of these soon. A special Thanks to Joe as well for generously sharing his food.

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great evening and thanks to Kelly for dropping me back.

    August 21, 2013

  • Donna H

    Thank you, everyone, for letting me mooch your food at the picnic. I need the couscous recipe.

    August 21, 2013

  • Joe S.

    These outings just get better and better! What a FANTASTIC evening on the water. 15 of us paddled and picnic after. Many folks were first-timers. I am soooo proud of everyone! Especially smiling Sowmya and all the other first-timers. Rahul... I got a call tonight from the India Olympic Committee... they are recruiting professional kayakers, and were looking for you. We saw tons of gorgeous 'Duck-Dodge' sailboats. We watched a perfect full moon rise. We ate yummy non-eggplant food; We learned that mountain-climbers are simply... bad ass. Lori and Aaron, we all owe you a huge thank you for helping Joe keep a watchful eye on the group. A really great night... despite the missing salsa :( Enjoy the pics. Perhaps again next week. And... start thinking BAJA! Check it out at

    August 20, 2013

  • Laura

    Absolutely fabulous! Thanks, Joe for a wonderful time.

    August 20, 2013

  • Lea W.

    Sorry for last minute change. Will have to work late tonight. Hope someone else on waiting list can take my slot.

    August 20, 2013

  • Sevin B

    Sorry to miss this tonight! Change in commute plans.

    August 20, 2013

  • Hbl Barbershop Gentlemens C.

    Wow this sounds kike fun. Ive always wanted to do this sport. Do u plan on doing ths kibd if event againa

    August 20, 2013

  • Jody

    I will be using my own kayak. I have it stored at Marina near the NWOC so will just meet you there

    August 19, 2013

  • Alton A

    Starts too early for me to get there

    August 19, 2013

  • Nancy T

    I'm bummed - can't make this after all :(

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry -- overcommitted this week!

    August 18, 2013

  • Joe S.

    Hi Rahul, Nancy and all. I LOOOOOOOOVE seeing first-timers and beginners out there learning this great activity. Double kayaks are sturdy and safe... and EASY to learn. Lots of other signups from cross-posted Seattle Singles Meetup group too

    August 16, 2013

  • Laurie D.

    Hi, I'm from beautiful Bend, OR and came to the Emerald City to find fun and adventure. I've enjoyed the meetups in Bend, and am excited about kayaking here. I'm a writer, tutor and artist. Look forward to meeting you Tuesday.

    August 16, 2013

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