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Loch Lomond Marina to The Sisters and Back

A self-supported trip created by omalleypaddles

Trip Overview

We dropped into the water at Loch Lomond Marina (for free, as it is now a Public Shore) at about 1pm. We were about a half hour past peak low tide. The wind was blowing out beyond the harbor toward China Camp, so we headed SE toward the Sisters islands. As we approached the island, it shallowed out to about 4 feet below our kayak. A paddle straight down made contact with the floor. This was for the best as the islands serve as a wildlife refuge and 20-30 pelicans and other seabirds were sunning on the shore. We split the islands and pointed homeward as the wind began to pick up. While it was a challenge, it was manageable and at times exhilarating. We overshot the entrance to the harbor as we paddled north and let the current push us in. All in all a great day and my first on the water that I grew up staring out at.


The wind can pick up in the afternoon, drawing up small whitecaps. Prepare for lots of salt residue to wipe off when you're done.

Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 6/28/2020
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Water Type: Open Water/Ocean

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