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Old 05-24-2011   #1
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Bellingham sea kayaking recs

Heading to Bellingham from Denver for ski to sea race this coming weekend and wanted to get in some sea kayaking throughout the week. Any recomendations on an outfitter for some San Jaun tours or etc? Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-24-2011   #2
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I just actually moved to Denver from Bellingham. I did the canoe leg for ski to sea the last two years. Thats an excellent weekend to be in Bham.

There should be a number of outfitters, I know Moondance is downtown. If you'd like a good day trip you could paddle from lummi peninsula to lummi island, camp, then circumnavigate the island the next day.
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Old 05-24-2011   #3
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What did the telemarker say when they ran out of greens?
-Wow these binding are F***ing broken.

So just to let you know that you are showing up during a huge weekend in Bham. Big multi staged race that is going to take over the bay area and give an infantismal amount of power to some random individuals that will make launching interesting. There are ways around this if you have transportation for your boat.

As said before, heading out to the Lummi rez is a great start. Lock your car! and then follow the ferry boat across the channel. Going around the island is great, northern side actually has houses and people, and the south end you should be alone where the only camping is.

Day paddle the chuckanuts. Launch south of bham and then there are many islands and sandy beaches to explore. Be picky about which ones you pull up on. Some have road access and others don't.

Want more of an adventure. Head down (45 minutes) to Anacortes and you can hit up Deception pass (must have a solid roll in current) during a slack tide for some surfing. Or head out to the north and make a multi day to Guemes island and then Cypress' Pelican beach camp is really sweet. Cypress has a hike that is worth the time to see the whole San Juans.

There is much more in the San Juans but it either takes a couple days to get there or an expensive ferry boat ride.

If you need more info PM me, I might be around that weekend or may just try to get out of dodge. Anacortes Kayak tours is a great place to pick some brains. Slightly jaded with the little Bro working there.
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Old 05-24-2011   #4
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wazzup Ben!
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Old 05-24-2011   #5
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Haha, hey Dylan. Whats up buddy? You still in the mid west?
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Old 05-24-2011   #6
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I'm not in the midwest anymore. Currently in the Geomorph room trying to do some homework on AFM diagrams.

Sorry I missed you before you left town. The rivers are blasting pretty hard right now, 12,200 on the Methow. Last I heard Washington Pass won't be open till June.

(sorry for the thread hijack telegurl. drop me a line and i'll buy you a beer in bellingham)
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