|I thought last weekend’s West Coast Sea Kayak Symposium
(http://www.wcsks.org/ ) was a real blast! I created my first Powerpoint
show for Tides and Currents, and other than the time it took, and the
finicky way the Mac has with interfacing to the projector I now have a
show to take on the road! I hung around the First Light Kayak booth where
my friends could find me and was pleasantly surprised at how many did! I
also tried out several kayaks including a new one from Sweden (
Here is what is coming up in the next month:
This weekend kayakers are meeting at Saltwater County Park to cleanup the
local coastline for the Surfriders Foundation: http://www.surfrider.org/ .
I am the contact from the Washington Kayak Club so if you would like to
join us on Sunday at eleven am please let me know by email or phone
Next week I a running a full-to-the-seams whitewater certification course
in Spokane. I’m very excited about it as we have people attending from the
many of the college outdoor programs in Eastern Washington and the
infrastructure seems perfect. We are using the conference room at REI and
the river runs right through town.
If you are interested in the spring course in Leavenworth you can take a
peak at the schedule for this one:
I’ll be taking another road trip to Colorado for the third annual
Whitewater Symposium – http://www.wwsymposium.com . I’m going to take my
new Wavesport EZG 42 and hope to come back with some new moves! If anyone
is interested, I’ll take a rider to share the gas!
Following this is the coastal kayak instructor development workshop
(October 14-16) and exam (October 21-23) in Port Townsend and La Push,
respectively. *These can be used for upgrades and updates.
Lastly, there are new paddlers in Port Townsend looking for other paddlers
to paddle with – if you want to email me I’ll try to network you!
Then I think it is ski season! Lets hope there is snow this year!