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***LAST ONE OF 2022***LAZY FRIDAY SUNSET DOG PADDLE at Simpson Lake
September 30, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
LAST ONE OF THE SUMMER! Days are getting too short to continue these until next summer.
HAPPY HOUR ON THE WATER.
Easy beginner paddle. Okay for first timers. Good place to start your dog, if they’ve never kayaked before. We will spend time “resting” in our yaks on the water, just a goof off relaxing paddle. Not a power paddle, we don’t do that. Some of us paddle up the creek, others just hang out in the lake. Best colors are usually right before sunset, or about 7:30.
We have this every other Friday evening during the summer, but we have to stop when days get too short. We will start up again in April/May next year.
**All of our paddles are B.Y.O.BOAT. We do not have rentals.**
Dogs must wear a PFD at all times when onboard.
Humans must have a PFD aboard…wearing it is optional.
NO GUEST DOGS. Our events are for member dogs only.
Bring bug spray. Bugs aren’t bad on the water, but can be bad when you’re loading up to go home.
You may be deflating after dark. A headlamp or lantern is helpful.
**IF YOU HAVE A NEW INFLATABLE….be sure to inflate it at home first and let it sit for at least 12-24 hours to CHECK FOR LEAKS. Read your instruction book and know how to set it up and take it down. Install your skeg, figure out your valves, seats, etc. You should allow about an hour to learn how to work your kayak – do that at home. If you’re just pulling your kayak out of the box when you get here, plan on paddling alone.**
**Probably best to leave the pup at home if you’re new to this, until you get comfortable with your kayak.**
If you want help at launch time, let me know and plan to arrive at least 1/2 hour early. I will be happy to help you (if you’ve done your homework as outlined above), but I won’t hold up the entire group for you. We launch at the scheduled time, you’re expected to be ready by the scheduled time.
If you’re a newbie, take a minute and read this:
We will launch at 6:00. Park closes 1/2 hour after sunset, so we need to be off the lake by about 7:30. Arrive early and be ready to launch at 6:00. If you arrive late, catch up
Mapping works well here.