Friday, February 12, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
The tide was still on the way in and it got high enough that the spit where we would normally have camped was almost submerged. The tide height for the following morning was going to be even higher, so we made the decision to camp up the hill to the east. We set up the tarp down at the base of the spit for a kitchen area and collected wood for a fire.
A brief word about the food. Rich Hahn did the cooking, dutch oven heaven for the rest of us. The evening meal was a spicy tri-tip roast and the breakfast was a scramble with hash browns, egg, sausage and mushrooms. Waaay better than what I would have made for myself... thanks Rich!
The conditions on day 2 were even better than they had been the day before. Not a drop of rain, warm breezes and calm water. We didn't get on the water until just after 10am, but the current gave us a boost and we got to the beach on Ketron Island by about 11:45. From there back to the launch ramp went quickly... done at 12:20pm.
A great trip... hard to believe it was January. I hope everybody who couldn't make it on this trip got out on the water somewhere. See you next time.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Mark your calendars and don't miss the February meeting…
February 8, 2010, 7:00 PM
Northwest premiere screening of Paddle California, a video project by kayaker Bryant Burkhardt, that documents the beauty and power of paddling in the Golden State. From the rivers to the ocean, on solo trips and group expeditions, this film works to capture all that paddling in
See you there!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
It's going to be a great trip.
Friday, January 1, 2010
To those of you who made it out today to the Polar Bear Paddle, what a great day! A good start to what is sure to be a very good year.
For the record, we had 25 total paddlers (24 kayakers/1 SUP). There was a strong breeze on the way out from Owen Beach to Ruston Way, but calm at the halfway point. The ride back was straight down wind, fast and bumpy. A great time was had by all.