Friday, July 29, 2011
Paddle to Swinomish
The local Swinomish Tribal Community is the host this year for the Salish Sea Canoe Journey. Native Americans from up and down the West Coast travel in to celebrate and share heritage and traditions. The longboat canoes are spectacular pieces of art but they are truly seaworthy and the paddlers can get them going really fast.
A few of us rowers got together on the day that many of the canoes were arriving. We lurked about, taking pictures and eating watermelon. We considered saluting the canoes with our oars, but I couldn't get my oar up on end. Too heavy! What a wimp...