Anderson Island


Sea Kayak - Anderson Island

Training paddle. We'll go around Anderson island. If the wind is too strong we'll Paddle Lowman Beach to Blake Island (and back!)

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3 kts
  • Pace: 3.7

Boat ramp on west side of Nisqually Delta

4949 Millurh Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98516

MEET at 7:15 am for LAUNCH at 8:00 am

This is intended as a moderately long training paddle.  We'll hold a steady (but not deathly) pace for most of the trip.  Come join us if you are in fairly good shape and want to get some exercise.

Charlie is brining his kayak sail and we will be experimenting with that.  Opportunity to try out a kayak sail.

Trip is posted for Anderson island.  If winds are too strong we will re-direct to Blake Island from Lowman Beach park.  At present winds are forecast at 9kt from the south, meaning second half of Anderson would be a pull into the wind.  This is boarderline.  If they get stronger I'll change to Blake where we will have winds on the beam during the crossing.


Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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