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Paddling with the Christmas Fleet Grand Finale!
Pancake Paddle Special Edition -- Paddling with the Christmas Ships. On Sunday, Dec. 23, the grand finale performance for the 2018 Christmas ships will happen just off Gas Works Park on Lake Union. It is a long standing tradition in the Seattle paddling community to festoon one's paddle craft with Christmas lights then take part in the grand finale parade of ships (albeit near the shoreline). So bedeck your hull, fill your thermos with something warm and meet us at the usual Lake Union launch site for an evening among the Christmas ships. This will be the Pancake Paddle's third year at the grand finale. Here are some pics from previous years: https://www.meetup.com/The-Lake-Union-Pancake-Paddle/photos/27505833/#[masked] Details: We will meet in the NWOC parking lot at Crocket & Westlake between 7:30 and 8:00 PM on Sunday Dec. 23rd. Be sure to have a PFD, at least one light and a whistle. Dress for chilly weather. We launch at 8pm and make the short paddle over to Gas Works Park. The Christmas Fleet and other kayaks will start arriving off Gas Works around 8:30pm. The performance will start at 8:45pm and be 20 minutes in duration. Then we will paddle back across the lake to our dock. Some may wish to take a lazy paddle around the lake and bask in the glow of all the houseboat Christmas lights and the colorful lights atop the two hills and downtown. Please note that because of the lateness of the hour, there will be no on-dock rental available for this paddle. Merry Christmas and see you then! ___________________________________________ The pancake paddle is open to all paddle craft and meets at 9AM on the first Sundays of every month at South Lake Union. We have breakfast together then leisurely paddle for an hour or so on the placid urban waters of Lake Union. If you don't own a kayak, SUP or canoe, they can be rented by the hour at the dock we launch from and at several other convenient locations around the lake--be sure to confirm rentals in advance.

NWOC public dock on South Lake Union

2100 Westlake Ave. N. · Seattle, WA

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Eat Swedish pancakes. Then paddle. This group is open to all paddle craft and meets at 9AM on the first Sundays of every month on the top floor of the Swedish Club which is open to the public on pancake days. We enjoy the ten million dollar view and have a Swedish pancake breakfast together to the accompaniment of live Scandinavian folk music. Then we take the short walk down to the lake and leisurely paddle on the placid urban waters of Lake Union for an hour or so. If you don't own a kayak, SUP or canoe, they can be rented by the hour at the dock we launch from and at several other convenient locations around the lake--be sure to confirm rentals in advance.

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