RATING (http://files.meetup.com/270488/Trip%20Ratings.pdf) - Beginner SK1, Night Trip, approx 2 miles each way, Low Speed
There may be significant boat traffic on our way to the viewing area, but the water will be calm and we will be lit.
Anchor and raft up, and watch the 44th Annual Winterfest Boat Parade (http://www.winterfestparade.com/) with friends.
This is always a nice festive trip with your fellow kayakers - come out and enjoy good company!
We launch and leave from George English Park by 5:30PM, paddle south through the Victoria Park neighborhood to the New River, anchor and raft up in a little pocket about a hundred feet east of where we come into the river, and enjoy beverages and hors d' oeuvre while watching the parade. After the tail of the parade passes we will carefully work our way back to the launch point.
Light up festively!! Being visible will be a good thing!
RSVP to let us know what you're bringing!
KAYAK RENTALS - Rentals are available for this trip!! Please visit our friends at All American Kayak's meet up to book and pay for your rental: http://www.meetup.com/All-American-Kayak/events/227272946/
GEAR - PFD, whistle, lights (get creative!!!), water, gourmet food, interesting things to drink...
Think of it as the SFKM Winter Party - on the water, where we belong!!