Past Meetup

5/13 - 630pm on Lake Union's Portage Bay - those that have their own kayak

This Meetup is past

21 people went

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Summer is almost here, the weather is supposed to be nice, We have a full moon it's time for a paddle.

As discussed earlier with the cost of maintaining the gear, I am starting to post events separated into the ones where people borrow gear (I'll charge $10 for those) and ones where people have their own gear (those will remain free).

Lets meet for a paddle on Lake Union. This trip will depend on the weather. We’ll meet at Montlake Playfield at 6:30pm for a 60-90 minute paddle amongst the house boats.

The water is warmer this time of year and it's frequently windy, our launch and route is fairly sheltered but we still need to use our heads and our equipment.

If you are signing up in this meetup, I am assuming that you have your own kayak, if you need to borrow then you can sign up in the other meetup.

Link if you need to borrow a kayak:

Link if you have your own kayak:

[b]Rating:[/b] This trip is rated ‘protected’ or SK1. A wet suit or dry suit is advised.

[b]What to bring:[/b] [*]Kayak, paddle, Paddle Float and Bilge Pump. [*]PFD,

Clothes for paddling, wetsuit or drysuit is advised, Kayak Shoes, [*]Change of clothes for after, towel. [*]Rain Hat [*]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.

I am not bringing kayaks for people in this list, if you need to borrow a kayak you need to sign up in the other list:

Link to the event sign up for people that have their own gear (kayak, paddle, pfd, etc.):

Directions to the meeting place:[/b] 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.

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