Possession Sound

Trip

Sea Kayak - Possession Sound

Join us on a Whale Hunt - to spot the "Sounders,” a small band of grey whales returning to Puget Sound every year in early spring to feed on ghost shrimp, snuffling large pits in the mud in the intertidal zone along shore.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 knt

 Launch time 930am from Edgewater Park half a mile north of the Mukiteo ferry dock. We will cross to Clinton County Park then onto Hat (Gedney) Island hoping to spot the whales feeding. 

We will plan to be off the water by 4pm. 

 

This is a mentor paddle for Jeannie Nahan with Duncan Cox as leader.

We will not "position our vessel closer then 200 yards to any whale".

Dry suit required. 

 

 

Route/Place

Possession Sound


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These eight 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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