Everyone's Travel Club took a short little paddle from Kingsley (Shilshole Marina) South to the West Point Lighthouse on the tip of Discovery Park in Seattle. We've paddled around the park before, but this was a new trip.
We went around low tide, I recommend that because you can see some cool sea life as you get closer to the park. It took about an hour to get there (club members don't paddle too fast, we take pictures!) and the same to get back.
As always, wear a lifejacket, watch the wind and the currents, check the forecast before you go, wear sunblock, if you happen to flip remember that the water will kill you if you stay in it too long (all year round), and watch out for boats going into and out of the Locks (to the East). You will have to cross this path, no big deal, just time it right and watch out for boat wake. They'll mostly be traveling between the red and green buoys. On a clear day you'll see our local Volcano! from the point. Also, if the wind is coming from the North it will get a little choppy around the point but once you round the corner it will be smooth. Do it!
~Paul & John ETC
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