||14th Street Boat
Ramp, just East of the Ballard Bridge (15th st), on the North side of Salmon Bay.
|| West Point Light House
|| 5 Hours
This is a fun paddle through the
Ballard Locks. The paddle through Salmon Bay is sheltered
but keep an eye out for boat traffic. Follow the directions
from the Lock Keepers once you arrive there, there are also signal
lights. The small lock on the south side is the preferred
lock. Try and do this during off season or when boat traffic
is light otherwise you'll get caught up in all the boat exhaust.
Once out of the locks paddle out to the Sound and head south
toward the West Point Lighthouse. There is a large sandy
beach just north of the lighthouse. Keep your eyes open for
orcas that occasionally frequent the waters west of the light