Trip Report    

Sea Kayak Conditioning Series - Mercer Island

Completed another kayak conditioning paddle around Mercer Island

  • Road suitable for all vehicles

We met at Enatai beach park at 8am.  

While the lower lot is rebuilt, the only parking is under I90.  This is mixed.  It is protected from the rain but noisy and a further walk to the beach.  I found the noise discouraged me from talking with participants.  (Next Mercer Island paddle is starting from the Ferdinand Street Boat Launch)

We launched from the shoreline under the bridge, not the beach proper.  This too is protected from the rain, though it was not raining.  Bathrooms open and clean.  The parking lot is small but there were plenty of spaces at 8am

Paddled clockwise with stops at Clark Beach Park, Groveland Beach Park, and Luther Burbank Park.  Bathrooms at the two beach parks are closed but there is private space to pee.

I like this route and these stops.  

Distance is 11.7 nm.  This is a good workout.