A tip from friend-of-the-blog and longtime reader Valerie: there’s an outfit in Morell called Kingfisher Outdoors, based in the Morell Welcome Centre, that rents kayaks for use on the Morell River. You can park your car in Morell, they’ll shuttle you up-river, and you kayak back to Morell, which takes, they say, about 2 hours.
They charge $50 per trip for a double kayak, $30 for a single kayak, and there’s a $20 shuttle fee for parties smaller than four. They suggest calling to make a reservation the day before you want to take your trip — you can reach them at (902) 961-2080 and they’re open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
While we’re waiting for our canoe blocks to arrive, we might just take a run out to Morell and give them a try.
I have seen eagles there every time I’ve gone…it’s a lovely, easy, two hour paddle. I highly recommend it.
I just wanted to pass along some information to paddlers everywhere.
NOAA has recently proposed to close the west side of San Juan Island to kayakers. If you are not familiar with San Juan Island the one place that commercial and public kayakers can safely launch in in the middle of the proposed closure zone.
NOAA is using science that is inconclusive to pass regulations that will have a huge effect on our local economy and for all paddlers who desire the freedom to paddle the beautiful shoreline.
I have more detailed information on my blog
Pleas visit and follow the links to NOAAs proposal and to email address there to make a public comment.
Please help keep our shoreline open.