Weekend Getaway: Dragon boat paddle

What: Join the Tacoma Dragon Boat Association for an afternoon paddling in Tacoma. Paddles, life jackets and instructions are provided at the practice site. Sunday practices are designed to work on technique, and are a good choice for novice, intermediate and experienced paddlers.

When: 3-4:30 p.m. Sundays

Where: Johnny’s Dock Restaurant and Marina, 1900 E. D St., Tacoma

Getting there: The marina is located on the north side of the Thea Foss Waterway. Easiest access to East D Street is from South 24th Street.

Cost: Free

Of note: This activity is best for people who are teenagers and older. If you are under 18, a parent must accompany you on all paddles. Don’t forget this is a water sport so wear something you don’t mind getting wet and bring some dry clothes to change into after practice. The first three times you paddle with the association are free, after that you are asked to become a member. Membership is $100 a year.

Information: 253-970-8322, tacomadragonboat.org

Jeffrey P. Mayor, The News Tribune