1/14/17 - Puget Island Circumnavigation - Level 2

  • January 03, 2017 9:34 PM
    Message # 4506136

    Please join us as we head out for one of our favorite paddles. We'll launch from the small park near the ferry terminal on the SE of the island and do a clockwise paddle around Puget Island. There will likely be some current to play in as well as some quieter waters where we can play with our strokes and just enjoy the quiet. A variety of birds and maybe a seal or sea lion might be found along the way.

    Meeting Time:: 10:15:00 AM

    Launch Time:: 11:00:00 AM

    Type of activity:: Paddle Trip

    Put in:: Small park SE of the ferry terminal off E. Sunny Sands Road

    Take out:: Same

    Route Alternative for bad weather:: None 

    Required equipment:: 

    Minimum Immersion protection:: Drysuit

    Primary Organizer:: Dick Cogburn

    Assistant Organizer(s):: Karen Cogburn

    Has organizer paddled here before?: Yes

    Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before?: Yes

    Organizer's first aid and CPR current?: Yes

    First Aid /CPR Person:: Dick and Karen Cogburn

    Maximum number of paddlers:: 8

    I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy:: Yes

    Estimated Air Temperature:: 50

    Estimated Water Temperature:: 45

    Estimated Water Time:: 4 hours

    Tide times & heights:: Low: 10:15 a.m., 1.16 ft, High: 3:20 p.m., 7.32 ft (exchange ~ 6 ft)

    Current information:: max ebb: 11:20 a.m. -1.65 kt, slack 1:46 p.m., max flood 2:47 p.m. .22 kt

    Hazards:: Shipping Traffic

    Wind strength:: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle

    Swell/Surf size:: Level 1: Under 1' waves, no breaking waves

    Sea state:: Level 1: Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled, no whitecaps

    Landing types:: Level 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees

    Currents:: Level 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half

    Total distance:: Level 3: 11 to 15 miles

    Open crossing:: Level 1: No open crossing

    Overall rating:: Level 2

    Rating Comments:: Because of the winter conditions, this will be a high level 2 paddle. Only 1 good landing spot is available on this roughly 13 mile trip. There are wing dams along the Oregon side of the island and a ferry that can pose a hazard.  Bring a thermos with a warm beverage (coffee/tea/cocoa/soup) for warm-up at the break, and bring a lunch or a snack.  A VALID DISCOVER PASS IS REQUIRED to park at the put-in/take-out.


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