skipper (253) 350-7118
The following is an excerpt from Anita's Story (Tribal Journeys 2007 Paddle to Lummi):
Mary was skipper on the Blue Heron and Ire was lead puller on the Raven. For a few private moments when other people were talking back and forth across the canoes, Mary and Ire were sharing their experiences in Lushootseed. It was moving to me. How long has it been since people have talked between canoes in Lushootseed, having an authentic, non-rehearsed exchange in traditional canoes?
Thank you Laughs-a-lot (Anita)
Had a wonderful first day of the canoeing season! Used honorarium to buy everyone lunch! Bring Toketai (Lolita, a Black Fish from Puget Sound) back Home!!
Tried Tue Apr 11, to windy, not enough pullers! Tried again Sat Apr15, Windy! Still not enough pullers!!
Hey Folks, were are you? Those who intend to travel to Campbell River need the practice, PLEASE CALL!
If you want to go to Campbell River, fill out "I plan to travel" form. For those under 18, I need a Notarized form (both parents/Gardians) and Parents Promise signed.
Call or text to let me know when you like to practice pull.
TJ '17 to Cape Mudge & Campbell River
Subject to change
Jul 20 Edmonds to Camano Is. 24.5 miles
Jul 21 Rest
Jul 22 Camano Is. to Swinomiosh 22 miles
Jul 23 Swinomish to Samish (Antecortes) 12 miles
Jul 24 Samish to Lopez Is 19 miles
Jul 25 Lopez Is to Roche Harbour 21 miles
Jul 26 Roche Harbour to Tsawout 12.5 miles
Jul 26 Tsawout to Tsartlip 19 miles
Jul 27 Sartlip to Duncan/Cowichan 16 miles
Jul 28 Cowichan to Ladysmith/Shell Beach 24 miles
Jul 29 Shell Beach to Nanaimo 27 Miles
Jul 30 Nanaimo to Nanoose 23 miles
Aug 1 Nanoose to Qualcum Beach 28 miles
Aug 2 Qualcum Beach to Comox 25 miles
Aug 3 Comox to Miracle Beach 14 miles
Aug 4 Rest
Aug 5 Miracle Beach to Cape Mudge 12 miles
Empty canoe trailers to lot beside Home Depot (Campbell River)
Camp at We Wai Kai Campground (Quadra Is.)
Aug 6 "
Aug 7 Campbell River Spit, Camp at Quinsam Reserve (Campbell River)
Aug 8 Protocol at Campbell River Big House
We will travel again with the Samish.
TJ '18 to Puyallup
Sat Apr 22 at 10am, Gold Pk/stoljax-wali (EarthDay)
Thu Apr 27 at 930am Gift Making at Edmonds Comm. College 20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Sat Apr 29 10am from Redondo Beach Paddle Practice
Fri-Sun May 5-7 Edmonds Comm. College PowWowBlue Heron Canoe
Thu May 11 at 930am Gift Making at Edmonds Comm. College 20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Sat May 13 at 10am from Alki Pt. Paddle Practice
Sun May 21 at 9am meet at Seattle Marina 2401 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103 for MountLake Cut Celebration
Thu May 25 at 930am Gift Making at Edmonds Comm. College 20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Fri-Sun May 26-29 Folklife
Sat Jun 3 at 9am Kent International Festival (Showare Center 625 W James St Kent, WA 98032)
Sat Jun 10 at 10am Solo Pt
Thu Jun 15 Parade of Sails-Tia Foss Waterway
Sat Jun 17 at 10am Skipper Mtg Swinomish
Sat Jun 24 at 9am Low Tide Festival meet at Redondo Beach Boat Launch
Jul 1 at 10am from Solo Pt
Sat Jul 8 at 9 am Al-Pac Elem 310 Milwaukee Blvd N, Pacific, WA 98047 Booth at Pacific City Park (accross from 319 3 Ave SE)
Jul 15 ???
The Blue Heron
The (Great) Blue Heron has a subspecies that does not migrate. One such colony is in the Black River (not now existing) area located between Renton and Tukwila. A potential subdivision now threatens this colony. There is a effort to save this colony. See: http://www.heronsforever.org/
Redondo Beach - From I-5 between Federal Way and Kent take Exit 147 (S. 277 St) turn west. Go past Pac. Hiway S. At top of bluff road will turn south and wind down to water. Just past Salty's Restaurant is a pay-to park lot. parking on street may be unavailable. #Redondo
Solo Point - From I-5 south of Tacoma take Exit 119 and head west. Immediately after the RR tracks veer right onto the Steilacoom-Dupont Rd. At 2.0 miles turn left (west) onto a paved road. On your left will be brown Wa. St. outline sign. Stay on this road for 2 more miles until you meet the water and boat launch.#
Alki Pt. - from I-5 take the West Seattle Freeway. Take the Avalon-Harbor Ave exit/ Turn right onto Harbor Ave. Just pass Salty's and Alki Crab is Kayak and skin dive park. Take second drive to boat launch.
Cathaloptle Plankhouse - South on I-5 to exit 14 -west on SR 501 2.5 miles to Stop light/sign - right (north) on to Main about .8 mile - left into Wild Life Refuge