Weather forecast forced moving up launch time to 4:15 pm. Partly sunny with increasing clouds temp about 80 degrees and winds south at 20 mph. Plenty of sailboats and wind surfers out enjoying the wind. Some half foot waves with some capping.
Eagle Creek Paddle Pictures
Since everyone in the group was in sea kayaks with spray skirts and comfortable with the condition we paddled around the southern part of the reservoir. We launched from Dandy Trail ramp heading south towards the dam for a 6-mile paddle.
The fall colors were starting to show in the trees. We saw ducks, blue herons, gulls and one osprey out hunting.
The rain and thunderstorms help off. The south wind help push us north towards 56 street with a few waves you could surf on briefly. Crossing and head back up wind had had a few waves breaking over the bow. Paddling into the wind gave you a good workout with a few gusts of wind slowing you down along the way.
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