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Paddling the waters of Vashon Island

Biffle French

Paddling the waters of Vashon Island

a circumnavigation and some adventures

by Biffle French

  • 108 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Lao Mei Publications in Burton, WA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • French, Biffle,
  • Sea kayaking -- Washington (State) -- Vashon Island

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-214).

    Statementby Biffle French.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV788.5 .F74 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination215 p. :
    Number of Pages215
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23668828M
    ISBN 100980063604
    ISBN 109780980063608
    LC Control Number2009284808

    Exploring Vashon Island by kayak. and explore a corner of the frequently overlooked island of Vashon from a unique perspective — riding in kayaks only a few inches off the water.   Took the ferry over to Vashon Island in Washington and did some kayaking around Quartermaster Harbor where we made a seal friend.

      From Seattle, Vashon makes a great overnight trip, just enough time to explore the island by bike and kayak and, in general, sample life in Puget Sound at an old-fashioned pace. The complete lack of bridges to Vashon Island has partly contributed to the island remaining relatively rural and secluded. Nonetheless, there are plenty of things to do here! The island itself is home to galleries, farms, and wineries, as well as water activities like stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking.

    Suitable for day or multi-day trips, the Cascadia Marine Trail has over 50 campsites to visit. People can boat to the campsites from many public and private launch sites or shoreline trailheads Vashon Island. Kayak rentals [formerly dead link] Vashon Island Kayak Center, . hourly paddling (Friday-sunday afternoons in july & august) Our kayaks are available for hourly rentals on the southeast beach near the marina - paddle around on your own and check out the island coastline. Families welcome & children under 13 years of age must paddle with an adult. We provide all safety gear, including PFDs, paddle floats and.


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Paddling the waters of Vashon Island by Biffle French Download PDF EPUB FB2

A nice, chatty, humorous book that discusses the history, the wildlife, the people, the ferries, and the life in general on Vashon Island.

It's definitely designed for kayakers as Mr. French has circumnavigated the island and has all kinds of good advice and pointers.3/5. I’m bringing this up because I’ve just finished reading Islander Biffle French’s new book, “Paddling the Waters of Vashon Island.” Near the end, he talks about launching a kayak (the book’s about kayaking) at Tahlequah, not necessarily the easiest of kayak launch sites on Vashon.

Biffle French is the author of Paddling The Waters Of Vashon Island ( avg rating, 2 ratings, 2 reviews, published )3/5. EBOOK ONLINE Paddling the Waters of Vashon Island PREMIUM BOOK ONLINE. Bivefu. Vashon Island Recruitment Video. Jorden Alaya. Orca Whales - Vashon Island, Wash - Nov '07 Big Deals Paddling the Waters of Vashon Island Best Seller Books Best Seller.

aidenhall. Unique tiny cars ride Vashon Island Ferry. Phoenix Rod. JWC. Vashon Island's kayak and standup paddle board center offers guided tours, hourly rentals and skills classes for all experience levels and ages. Our main location is at Jensen Point Boathouse where we paddle in the protected waters of Quartermaster Harbor.

Seals, otters, heron and eagles live and plLocation: rd Avenue Southwest Vashon, WA, Paddling to Vashon Island from Des Moines State Park - Trip #11 There's few places in Puget Sound where you can portage across an island.

On Vashon Island, you have the opportunity to do this whether it's to escape rough waters for calm, access other parts of the island, or get to other destinations nearby without having to paddle all the way around the island. Vashon Island has a lot of great routes for paddling, biking, short hikes.

The more frequented areas are noted in tourist guides. However many routes are not easily discoverable. This is a summary of some of those routes. Point Robinson on Vashon Island - Trip #11 Point Robinson is a point on the SE section of Vashon Island that juts out into Puget Sound facing the beach front town of Des Moines.

The Sound zig zags a bit here this forcing current traveling north and south quickly around the point. Vashon Island has a number of great public beaches that brings folks from all over. Whether you are on a date with that special someone, building a family-time memory, visiting with your friends, spending a day with your dog or wanting some quiet time alone, Vashon’s beaches are.

Vashon Island Paddlers is an informal group of sea kayakers based on Vashon Island, Washington. Our goal is to enjoy the waters that surround the island by organizing group paddles, sharing information, improving skills and safety, and socializing with other paddlers.

Vashon Island has a lot of great routes for paddling, biking, short hikes. The more frequented areas are noted in tourist guides. However many routes are not. A very easy read that has made me want to meet up with Biffle and experience the waters of Vashon Island.

This book takes you along as Biffle paddles around Vashon Island in a series of day trips. The wildlife provide as much of the stories as do some of the characters he meets along the way/5. Whether you want to rent a kayak to explore the city from the crystal clear waters or wish to take a bicycle ride, here are a few things that you must do and see while vacationing in Vashon.

Things to see and do on Vashon Island. Beautiful Beaches: Vashon Island has approximately 50 miles of beachfront. It boasts a variety of beaches, rugged.

Like any trip that involves a crossing of the sound, paddlers should be aware of approaching container ships, ferries, and other water traffic. The use of a VHF radio to monitor shipping traffic is highly recommended.

The route around Vashon Island crosses two. We went to Vashon Island to honor my granduncle that worked as a steam engineer in the early in the waters around Vashon Island. Frest wildlife and scenery. Visit the coffe shop, great athmosphere there 😀. I would love to go back TripAdvisor reviews.

We hugged the 4 nm Vashon Island shoreline and stopped for a bio break just before crossing the mouth of Quartermaster Harbor. That was a mercy as it took us an hour to cross the 1+ nm opening.

There was little or no wind, the tide was only turning to the ebb about the time we arrived and the water just rippled but it was like paddling in glue. Vashon Island is the largest island in the Puget Sound, standing at about 40 square miles.

This includes the Maury Island that used to be a separate entity but in an earth bridge was created linking the two. Human activity on the island is dated back to s years.

Quartermaster Harbor is a salt water inlet on Vashon Island in Puget Sound, a short ferry ride from West Seattle. It is full of bird life and makes a good day-kayaking destination.

(Kodak. For the last five weeks, I’ve been on Vashon Island time – my abode for the month the beautiful waterfront home owned by my dear late friend, Vera house sits right on the edge of Quartermaster Harbor; at high tide, the water becomes a natural compost bin, with food scraps and egg shells tossed over her back porch into the sound.

Big Deals Island Passages: An Illustrated History of Jekyll Island, Georgia Best Seller Books. maury & vashon islands circumnavigation 38 nm, difficuly: Sea Kayak III+. It usually takes two to three days to complete and can be 16 miles of windy conditions. Suggested Itinerary: Launch from Point Defiance boat launch, cross to Vashon Island, paddle north to Colvos Passage at the north east tip of Vashon Island.

Overnight at Wingehaven or, if the group is up to it, Blake Island ( nm for the day).Travel guide resource for your visit to Vashon Island. Discover the best of Vashon Island so you can plan your trip right. Flights. Hotels. Vashon Highway SW, Vashon Island, WA. The price is $ per night $ per night.

"My husband and I had a wonderful weekend at this cabin on the water. The host was very easy to work with /5(3).Vashon Island is full of activities for visitors and natives alike. There are miles of tree lined roads and trails for walking, riding and driving.

Cycling, kayaking and horseback riding have always been popular on Vashon. Antique stores, gift shops, as well as vineyards add to the laid back metropolitan ambiance.