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Pleasant Bay & Chuckanut Bay Exploration (Level 2)

  • May 04, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Larrabee State Park, Bellingham, WA
  • 10


  • Active club members, including kayaking professionals & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the Trip Organizer.

This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC.   Registration will occur at the DP Event HQ campsite (to be determined).

Reminder: As always, registration for every trip is conditional upon final approval by the Trip Organizer, who may confer with you to assess whether your skills & equipment are appropriate for the trip.

Narrative: Please join Marlene and Alan for a journey along the Washington Coast near Bellingham, about a 35-45 min drive from Deception Pass. We'll depart DP Campground at 0900, Reach Larabee SP about 1000, and launch from Larrabee State Park at 1045 AM, hug the scenic coast, round Governor's Point and explore Pleasant Bay and parts of Chuckanut Bay. After exploring the Bays, we'll head for Chuckanut Island for lunch. With an anticipated tail wind in the afternoon, we'll return to Larabee SP for our egress. Perhaps we can stop at a clam and oyster restaurant on the return road trip!! 


Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM

Launch Time: 10:45:00 AM

Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Larabee State Park 
Take out: Larabee State Park
Route Alternative for bad weather: None at this time. 
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Alan Fisher
Assistant Organizer(s): Marlene Fisher
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person: Alan and Marlene
Maximum number of paddlers: 10
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 60*
Estimated Water Temperature: 56*
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5 hr
Tide times & heights: H: 0710 7.08' ; L:1427 -0.05
Current information: Unclear at this point.
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
Swell/Surf size: Level 2: Waves up to 2', no breaking waves
Sea state: Level 2: Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop, scattered whitecaps
Landing types: Level 1: Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping, sand, gravel or grass
Currents: Level 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Conditions wind dependent, especially if from N or NW. 
Location (Optional):https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Bowman+Bay+Boat+Launch,+Washington/Larrabee+State+Park+Boat+Launch,+245+Chuckanut+Dr,+Bellingham,+WA+98229/@48.5373873,-122.6709612,11z/data=!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x54857cbce0d04789:0x642d7df9bca3a8a1!2m2!1d-122.6508044!2d48.4168017!1m5!1m1!1s0x54859f91586bc4e7:0x7eae5e7dc4508442!2m2!1d-122.4938056!2d48.6540833
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