Welcome back as Everyone's Travel Club shares pics from a recent paddle around Mercer Island Washington. We ended the last post at a small sailboat race just off of Leschi.
Now we turn towards Bellevue (the city in the pic below) to the East and eventually the South, making our way towards our lunch spot: Luther Burbank Park.
Luther Burbank park is great stop on this trip. They have lots of waterfront with several nice places to pull up and stretch the legs (or launch from at another time). I prefer to beach my kayak on rocky patches (the small, smooth, Northwest rocks) so I don't sink into mud or sand when I step out. It also helps when it's time to pack up, avoiding sand/mud keeps the kayak clean when you put it back in the backpack.
Lunch break at the park over...time to press on. From the park heading South started to feel like the long stretch of the trip...
Pretty nice if you're into giant, awesome, bigger than some houses, super yachts. I kinda prefer the boat below:)
Just park your planes on the dock...or...
...pull it into a hangar right next to your house (very 007).
Less 007 below, but still cool...Tug!
We're about to round our final turn of the Island and start heading North towards Seward Park!
The circumnavigation is complete. If I had to do it over again I would probably go in the opposite direction (I went North from Seward Park to start because of the sailboat race at Leschi). That way I could break at Luther Burbank Park 3/4 way through the trip rather than 1/4 the way around. Other than that, a great trip, I'd do it again in a heartbeat...
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