A stand up paddle boarder joined the kaykers out for a Moonlight Kayak Tour sponsored by Alki Kayak Tours at Seacrest Park on Harbor Ave. s.w. A group of more than 50 people took the trip which lasted 90 minutes. CLICK THE PHOTO ABOVE TO SEE MORE
SLIDESHOW: Moonlight kayaking was full and fabulous
This month is rare featuring two full moons
A group of more than 50 people showed up at Alki Kayak Tours on Harbor Avenue s.w. Aug 1 to take in the moonlight from a full moon out on the water. The Moonlight Kayak tour is an outgrowth of the other tours the company provides but it has some slightly different requirements. Paddlers are given the same basic safety instruction as a daytime event but at night they are equipped with bright, white LED lamps attached to the kayak itself and are urged to stay together as a group.
Jonathon Streeter and Shoshawna Moxley came up with the idea which has been growing in popularity the last few months.
Adam Price was the guide for the event.
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They head out from the sandy beach at Seacrest "out to the channel marker, then paddle toward Jack Block Park into the full moon and then back." The trip takes about 90 minutes and the kayakers launched in small groups and came together loosely out in Elliott Bay about 500 yards offshore.
Worth noting is the fact that this is one of two full moons this month making the second one a so called "blue moon" on August 31. You won't have a chance to see two full moons in a single month again until July 2015.
The cost to participate is $30 and you can learn more by visiting their website at www.kayakalki.com.
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