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Deception Pass

  • Sun, Jul 19, 2015
  • Deception Pass
  • Sea Kayaking

This was an introduction to moving water clinic. Met at Coronet bat 1:50 before slack water and covered skills of edging and bracing. Practiced rescues as we paddled into the pass. Arrived 15 minutes after slack and there was already a good flood current flowing. So much for plan of introducing them to moving water gradually.

Weekend brought lots of boat traffic. Some people will drive their boats fast around the blind corner in Canoe Pass so there should always be someone stationed on the north side to watch. There were a couple boats but no problem. There were no other kayakers in the pass this day.

Currents were chaotic today.

I would start earlier to allow more time for skills practice. I will not do a summer weekend due to the motorboat traffic. This is a beautiful place to practice and provides great skills training.