This was a great adventure. As with most of our paddles, we also learned a few things. The weather turned out to be great, but the winds were something to contend with on our way out, making it anything but flat water. Thankfully the tides worked in our favor and helped to equal out the effects of the winds. The trip back was much easier. We also tried Bob's sail idea by rafting together and hauling up a makeshift sail. It worked!
We had some folks turn back as the conditions were too much for their craft. Fortunately they were able to get back, pack up and meet everyone for lunch.
Lunch was fun and so was the establishment. (I was starving and very happy to eat that steak sandwich).
I would like to thank Bob for the location and I hope everyone who attended had a good time. (I am also happy no one had a camera out when I tripped out of my boat when we beached for lunch. I had to pay for my sandwich with a soggy $20 bill).
The Bay Area Meetup group for folks enthusiastic about kayaking. A mixture of events that will offer something for every skill level. This Meetup group does not charge fees or dues. Just participate, have fun and expand your skills.
Safety first, an opportunity for everyone to get out on the water and enjoy the many great paddle locations the Bay Area has to offer.
Different Meetups are planned for all levels of experience. Some will launch from areas where rentals are available. Other trips for the more advanced paddlers who have their own equipment.
Kayak camping, kayak geocaching and trips outside of California are all possible.
One safety note:
Unlike some other outdoor activities, kayaking requires a heightened degree of awareness and commitment to safety. While casual participation can be rewarding, please be aware that putting yourself at risk can also put your fellow kayaker's at risk as well. Kayaker's Alliance events are not guided tours, but are instead a get together of like interested people.