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Pleasant Harbor Paddle, formerly Kayak Brinnon, began as a small kayak delivery service operating in and around Brinnon, Washington in 2008 and now operates from the Pleasant Harbor Marina with a large fleet of kayaks and SUPs. Owner/Operator Christina Maloney is a former NOAA Fisheries Biologist and also worked for Washington State Fish and Wildlife’s Point Whitney Shellfish Laboratory where she fell in love with the beauty of the Hood Canal. Christina moved to Brinnon from Seattle in 2008 with a dream to help others discover the beauty and amazing wildlife of the area. In addition to renting kayaks and SUPs for folks to explore on their own, Christina personally guides educational tours to our nearby estuaries where harbor seals, bald eagles, and other animals congregate. From a kayak, Christina uses her 12 years of experience as a Biologist and her profound love for nature to teach people of all ages about the local natural system and about the wildlife that depend on it. In addition to kayak tours and SUP and kayak rentals, Pleasant Harbor Paddle rents small kayak sized crab pots during crabbing season, and delivers kayaks and crab pots to vacation homes and Seal Rock Campground for overnight and multi-day rentals.
Pleasant Harbor Paddle is located 32 miles south of Port Townsend at 308913 Hwy. 101 North in Brinnon at the Pleasant Harbor Marina. Business hours are 9:30 to 6:00 everyday May thru September, and by appointment October thru April. Call 360-796-4116 or visit Pleasantharborpaddle.com for reservations or additional information.
BPA administrator speaks on “BPA: Wholesale Purchase and Sale of Electric Power”
Mark Miller, an account executive at the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), will discuss BPA operations and BPA’s wholesale purchase of electric power at this month’s Jefferson County Energy Lunch Program, held at the Port Townsend Community Center (620 Tyler St.) on Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Miller’s presentation will include discussion of the 31 federal dams and nuclear power facility, the network of power distribution lines that provide power to the Pacific Northwest region, the management of river water and fish, and the impact of wind power on the BPA transmission sources.
The monthly Energy Lunch programs, held every third Tuesday, are aimed at increasing awareness of how energy, energy technology and energy policy affect life and business in Jefferson County. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch and arrive at noon to join an informal conversation with local energy professionals before the 12:30 p.m. program.
The programs are sponsored by Power Trip Energy Corp., Sunshine Propane, Huber’s Inn, Alaska Power & Telephone Co., Frederickson Electric, the Port of Port Townsend, Port Townsend Paper Corp., and Spyglass Energy Solutions.
“How to Save Seeds and Other Late Summer Gardening Tips” is the Jefferson County WSU Master Gardeners August educational lecture series topic. This free brown bag garden lecture takes place Monday, August 18, 12-1, at the WSU Extension office in Point Hudson (380 Jefferson St., Port Townsend). Read Full Post