Sea Kayak - Marrowstone Island: Indian Island Park to Fort Flagler

Changed destination due to forecast of strong winds.

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 nm

I'll coordinate a skype call for those interested in joining in on trip planning.  (Propose 11/21 evening but will coordinate with people who sign up.)

I'm thinking the plan will be to catch the 7:30 ferry from Mulkilto (coordinate with anyone coming from Port Townsend).  Arrange cars for shuttle.  We may launch at Ebey's Landing and return to Fort Casey - or reverse.  

Planning a schedule that allows lunch in Port Townsend a bonus.

One purpose of this trip is to work through the logistics of paddling in complex conditions.  We'll have strong currents flooding and ebbing through Admiralty Inlet and possibly waves coming in from the Straight.  What route(s) will get us across and back?  

Second purpose is to paddle in wild conditions of the currents interacting with winds, paddle our planed route, and make our planned landings.

Third purpose is to discuss leading groups in wild conditions.

Fourth purpose is to have a nice lunch in a warm dry place.

But our primary purpose is to have fun paddling together.

  • Difficulty: SK IV
  • Wind: up to 20 knots (forecast)
  • Waves: up to 3-4 ft
  • Currents: 2-3.5 knots
  • Distance:  11 nm
  • Pace: 3.5kt flat water pace.

Iffen conditions are too rough maybe we can go to Deception Pass and find a way to play around the edges of rough conditions.


Marrowstone Island: Indian Island Park to Fort Flagler

  • NOAA Port Townsend No. 18464

    NOAA Puget Sound: Northern Part No. 18441

    MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    Sea Trails Port Townsend, Dungeness Spit to Marrowstone Island WA103
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

A helmet in case we decide to go to DP.

Warm, spare, and extra clothing.  

Safety and towing equipment.


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