|Launch from the
Waterfront Park. Avoid low tide as the area will get quite
muddy between the shore and water. If you do launch at low
tide use the dock.
Allyn down Case Inlet past Reach Island, you can paddle either side
of the island, to Stretch Island. Update
(10/2011): Bill Sommers who owned and operated the
museum has passed on. The contents of the museum were
purchased amd moved to
Foss Waterway Seaport on the
Tacoma Waterfront. With the closing of the museum plan on
paddling south around the island and up to
State Park. Take a break and then continue to paddle around
back to Allyn.
This is a quiet area with lots of
homes along the coast and is a relaxing paddle.
When the tide is low the passage
between Stretch and the Peninsula will not be passable. I
recommend you plan on arriving at high tide or 1-2 hour before low
tide. If you do that plan on spending 2-3 hours on shore
waiting for the tide to return.