Everyone's Travel Club is out and about kayaking Seattle's lowest tides of the year around Discovery Park. This is the largest park in Seattle, an awesome place to hike and kayak (that is if you can carry your kayak on your back down the trails towards one of the beaches). It has great views of the Olympic mountains and the volcano! (Mount Rainier in the picture above).
We started the adventure by taking our two-seater and one-seater Innova inflatable kayaks down the trails from the parking lot to the beach (maybe a mile or so).
Let the tide pool exploration begin!
Time to put these guys together.
Surf's up! It got a little windy until we rounded the point.
Underwater camera? Check.
Yep, that would be a "kelp tail" connected to our kayak...for no reason really, it seemed like a good idea.
Danger! (I didn't get stung nor were any jellyfish electrocuted in the taking of these pictures...wait a second, eels electrocute...nevermind).
I wonder which boat this is...
Back to land and hiking back to the car!
~Paul, Joe, Amber E.T.C.
Everyone's Travel Club took the adventure/inflatable kayak show on the road a few weeks ago. We enjoyed paddling the crystal clear waters of Lake Chelan in Eastern Washington.
The lake is long, deep, & cold...the weather was hot. We drove through the German town Leavenworth on the way (you know, one of those pretend German towns in the mountains of the US).
After about a 3 hour drive from Seattle we arrived at the lake.
After a little meet and greet with some friends we headed down to the dock and put the 3 Innova kayaks together (that's right, we've added another kayak to the club - 1 Helios II and 2 Safaris).
Pretty nice for a stinkpot:)
I'm pretty sure our stop here is on private land...no worries.
F.Y.I. - lake still cold in the summer (but swimmable...barely).
Here's our final view of the lake from Echo Ridge...back to the city!
~Paul, Joe, John E.T.C.
Our recent kayak under the super moon reminded me of our last full moon kayak trip in Lake Washington, here's another from the archives!
Everyone's Travel Club took a little paddle in Lake Washington at midnight! We took advantage of the full moon, threw the lights on my 2 Innova Safari inflatable kayaks and took off.
We launched from the boat ramp near Camel Tree, paddled across to Mercer Island, then South to Seward Park, North by Lakewood Moorage, then back to the Tree.
It was beautiful to be out kayaking in the middle of the night (P.S. - For all of those who haven't visited Seattle, imagine no humidity in the summer, no bugs, no snakes, basically you/kayak/moonlight/lake)!
~Paul & John E.T.C.
Everyone's Travel Club took a little sail a few weeks ago aboard Orion, a classic racing (yep, racing) boat built back in 1934. The boat was recently trucked up to Seattle from California and refitted. She has quite an educational/environmental mission. Check out Orion's website here for more info on really cool summer camps for kids.
All proceeds from this sail were donated by the captain to benefit the Leukemia Cup Regatta. Enjoy these shots!
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