2014


Otter Island

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Three paddlers launched for Otter Island at noon on what promised to be a dreary day, but the sun came out, there was no wind or current, and it was altogether a perfect …

Tri Club Picnic

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Wow, what good time we all had at this year’s Tri Club Picnic!  We had a great turnout with several dozen club members and some industry reps including Werner Paddles

Obstruction Pass

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We had a great trip!  September 5-7, 2014.  Rode the Flood from Washington park, to Strawberry Island for lunch.  Crossed over to Peavine pass, and had ice cream at …

Goat Island Paddle

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Seven paddlers put in at La Conner on August 3 on a beautiful windless Sunday and paddled to Goat Island, where we inspected the remains of a Fort Wilson, dating back …

Jetty Island Paddle

Six paddlers ventured out into the unpredictable waters surrounding that manmade strip of sand, rocks and driftwood known as Jetty Island.  As always, the Jetty didn’t …

Burrows Island Trip Report

Eight paddlers launched from Washington Park at 9:30 after admiring John's new ride. We paddled with a current to the Burrows Island light house, where we stopped briefly …

Lake Stevens Evening Paddle

Six paddlers enjoyed a nice warm paddle around Lake Stevens.  We saw various wildlife including bald eagles, ducks, jetskiers and wakeboarders.  We negotiated both natural …

Duwamish River Paddle

Three paddlers set out from South Seattle on a beautiful summer day and paddled up the Duwamish Waterway, the heart of the shipping industry in the Port of Seattle's …

Jetty Island Paddle

Six paddlers took advantage of a nice calm Tuesday evening by paddling around Jetty Island. We spotted Bonaparte's Gulls, Harbor Seals, Bald Eagles and Ospreys all along …

Port Gamble to Oak Bay County Park

Three of us started off from Port Gamble to paddle to Port Townsend, but we ended up at Oak Bay due to hard north winds and a sick member of the group. This is a beautiful …

Hammersley Flush

Don Erickson: “Two paddlers launched from Shelton and paddled through Hammersley Flush on a 5 knot ebb current and down Pickering Channel to the Hope Island State Park, …

Paddling Weekend - Salt Creek Rec. Area

Seven NSSKA kayakers and one camper went to Salt Creek Recreation Area west of Port Angeles. We paddled the shoreline during a -1.1 foot tide, practiced launching, surfing, …

Lower Yakima River Paddle

Ten NSSKA Paddlers ran the lower 17 miles of the Tapteal Water Trail on the Lower Yakima River. It moved right along for most of it's length, and had wild roses, Yellow …

Hanford Reach Paddle

Nine NSSKA Paddlers ran the 27.7 miles of Hanford Reach on the Columbia River from just above Vernita Bridge to the WSFW boat ramp eight miles upstream from the Ringold …

Chuckanut Bay Paddle

Eight paddlers headed out on what was forecast to be a rainy Sunday to explore Chuckanut Bay south of Bellingham. To the delight of all, the forecast proved to be off …

Lake Roesiger Paddle

Six paddlers took on Lake Roesiger for some easy paddling and beginner practice.  We had the opportunity for an assisted rescue and taught some basic paddle strokes.  …

Silver Lake Sea Kayak Basics

We had a great turnout for Saturday’s Sea Kayaking Basics class.  There were plenty of boats for new paddlers to check out and test.  Thank you to all NSSKA members who …

Drayton Harbor & Dakota Creek Paddle

Six NSSKA Paddlers and one HITW Paddler went 10.7 miles and explored Drayton Harbor, Dakota Creek, and the mouth of California Creek. It was a beautiful day with interesting …

Gray Whales Paddle

Thank you Jim Haffner for the trip report!

Nine paddlers departed Tulalip Marina on April 6, a mix of clouds and sun to begin, but by the end the sun was dominant. Very …

Lake Stevens HS Pool Session

We had yet another well attended successful pool session.  Rolls, braces, self and assisted rescues were practiced and practiced again.  The weather outside made us grateful …

Sloughs Cruise Paddle

Two paddlers braved the the light snow and calm waters to paddle some of the sloughs.  We were rewarded with multiple wildlife sightings, including several varieties …

Lake Steven HS Pool Session

The lake Stevens pool training session was well attended. We had 9 kayaks and 10 participants practicing rolls, braces and self rescues for the 2 hours we had the pool. …

The Paddle Pilgrim

Dave Ellingson presented an excellent slideshow and talk about his adventures paddling the full length (2350 miles!) down the Mississippi River.  His stories of his adventure …

Milltown to Cavalero Beach

13 members of NSSKA and HITW joined together on a foggy day to paddle from Milltown, through the Stanwood Cut, and down to Cavalero Beach on Camano Island. We saw hundreds …

New Year’s Day Sammamish River Paddle

Four intrepid paddlers got up early on new year's day and enjoyed a cool but sunny day paddling up the Sammamish river.  We found the put in to be closed for construction …


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