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|7.5 nm/ 8.6 sm/ 3 hours
|Gig Harbor/ The Narrows
|Launch from Owens Beach
in Pt Defiance. A strong rip may be
present as you leave Pt Defiance...you can reduce the rip by
paddling further north away from the Narrows. Plan your
crossing to minimize the current. Once across paddle into Gig
Harbor. The harbor opening is narrow watch for power boats
coming and out. This si a very active harbor for pleasure
boaters. cruise through the harbor exploring the shoreline. A
great stop is at the Tides Tavern where good drink and food can be
found. the Tides has an extensive dock for small boats.
The return trip is a reverse of the inbound. You can explore
the further north along the Peninsula shoreline and then across to
Pt Defiance. A great day trip!
|Notes and Warnings
|Study the currents carefully as
there is a very strong current that is generated by The Narrows.
Current speed can reach speeds of 4.1+ kts!
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