August Moonlight Paddle in Portland

27 08 2010

Back in July April and I thought it’d be fun to schedule a moonlight paddle with my PaddleNW Meetup Group. So we looked at the moon phases on the calendar and settled on August 25 as a date.

We launched from Sellwood Park abut 7:30 and headed down the slough on the east side of Ross Island, which gives a very pretty view as the sun sets of downtown Portland.

As we approached the city, the sky darkened even more.

And we passed right by the USS Blueback, a submarine exhibit docked at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry…it was featured in the film The Hunt for Red October, starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin.

It was a really warm night, and just perfect for paddling and seeing the city lights and moonlight. We even got to see the Hot Dog guy who sells hot dogs from his boat! Later, as we grouped before crossing the shipping channel, we witnessed an anchored fisherman get warned via five horn blasts from an oncoming barge!


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