Sunday, June 22, 2014

Kayaking - North Lake Sammamish

Another lovely evening kayak trip with Jean. Our staring point was Idlewood Park, which was very popular on this beautiful warm Sunday. We were lucky to find a parking spot, but then had to haul our kayaks down to the water. It wasn't very far, but 26 pounds on a shoulder strap is not very comfortable.

Setup went even faster - less than 15 minutes, I think. For the first time, we had an audience of friendly onlookers. We paddled towards Marymoor Park, and into the Sammamish River.

Right at the entry of the Sammamish River, there were some motorboats that had rafted themselves together and were partying, with beer, dancing (as far as you can on a relatively small boat) and playing very loud music. We paddled past them and saw many herons, two bald eagles, and - a first - two beavers. The beavers seemed to want to scare us off - they spashed the water loudly with their tails. I assume we were close to their babies.


Anonymous Jean Kincaid said...

Sylvia! Love your blog posts about kayaking, especially because I am mentioned in them. Love our kayak adventures. With your encouragement the Ladies Who Launch push on (off)!

6:04 AM  

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