Narrative: This is a shuttle paddle. Several participants (ideally all) will need to be able to carry 2 kayaks on their cars for fairly short distance at moderate speeds (40 mph) -- i.e. don't need super rack system, foamies will be fine.
We will put in at Fort Flagler State Park on Marrowstone Island, paddle down the outside of the island, round the Southern tip, continue through the Port Townsend Canal into Port Townsend Bay and take out at Lower Hadlock.
Paddle distance: 11 nm.
1045 Leave Campground
1115 Drop shuttle cars at Lower Hadlock
1130 Arrive Fort Flagler boat ramp
1200 On the water
Meeting Time: 11:15:00 AM
Launch Time: 12:01:00 PM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip Put in: Fort Flagler boat ramp
Take out: Lower Hadlock
Route Alternative for bad weather: none
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Vern Brown Assistant Organizer(s): Sean Dillon
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: 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: 70
Estimated Water Temperature: 48
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4.5 hours
Tide times & heights: No concerns
Current information: 1220 1.6 knots off of Marrowstone Point: 1525 2.4 knots PT Canal
Hazards: 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 3: Bad footing, rocky shores, or surf up to 1.5'
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 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment: Overall rating: Level 3
Comments and Discussion
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon