Category Archives: Paddlers of the World

Kayak Tacoma but don’t be an idiot

by AP on June 27, 2016, one comment

Idiot’s Rule. Jane’s Addiction said so. This doesn’t mean you should be an idiot. There seems to be an epidemic of idiocy down at Owen Beach at Point Defiance. Too often, inexperienced folks wander north on Owen Beach toward the Point, on foot or in a kayak, and they have no clue what they are […]

This ain’t yer grandma’s Wednesday

by AP on August 15, 2012, no comments

Wednesday on the Water is finally catching on. It’s taken many years and countless posts for this never-going-to-be-a-household-name event to catch on. At least a dozen people have now participated and there’s no telling where inertia might take us. In Tacoma we gather on Wednesday nights half the year to paddle around Commencement Bay or […]

Wednesday on the Water Tuesday

by AP on September 14, 2009, 2 comments

We’re running Wednesday on the Water a day early this week. Instead of the usual routine on Ruston Way, we’re launching 3 boats at Chambers Bay at 8:15am tomorrow, 9/15/09. If you are interested in taking the tide for a ride, park by the bridge and drop next to the chain link fence. Extremely low […]

Downtown Tacoma via Puyallup River

by AP on July 21, 2009, one comment

If you’re like me, you’ve often wondered what it would be like to take a kayak down the Puyallup River. Your ship has come in. This article and subsequent video should provide everything you need to know when taking this safe, fun journey through the wilds of Pierce County. You can park cars behind the […]

Wednesday on the Water

by AP on July 1, 2009, no comments

It is going to be a great night down on the Ruston Way waterfront. The temperature is perfect, sun is out, sailboats should be everywhere.. Wednesday on the Water is just one of many reasons why summers in Tacoma are as good as anywhere. Kayaks, rafts, paddle boards and power boats are all great fun […]

Into the Tacoman summer

by AP on May 23, 2007, no comments

The Tacoman summer is much like an Indian Summer, but with more kayaks and cooler temperatures. Tonight should be the night. By now, the concept of Wednesdays on the Water on Ruston Way has sunk in with the masses, and they cannot resist the temptation to head down and get involved. As per the last […]

Need more kayaks

by AP on April 26, 2007, one comment

The turnout was like the weather – less than ideal by most peoples’ judgment. To that, I say “BAH!” There was plenty going on from my perspective and if you didn’t make it out, bummer for you. If you live in Washington and can’t appreciate the weather last night, then please move to Florida NOW. […]

Hey Tacoma: Kayaks vs. Wednesdays

by AP on April 25, 2007, no comments

THE TIME IS NOW. The weather couldn’t be better! Well.. sure it could. But that’s not the point here. Wednesday nights finally have something besides LOST associated with them. It is time for Tacoma residents to get out and do something on Wednesday nights. Especially those of you (like me) who have spent far too […]

Spring/Summer 2007 on Commencement Bay

by AP on April 9, 2007, 5 comments

I say that those of us with kayaks make it a point to join the sailboat club on Commencement Bay this spring & summer on Wednesday nights. As often as possible, drop your boat in the water down on Ruston Way. The Tacoma waterfront is a great place to paddle around. This would be a […]