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)
Tribal Journey 2014 Qatuwas
We plan on traveling to the Cathaloptle PlankHouse in Ridgefield WA (Columbia River) from June 15 to June 20. Then on June 21 we arrive at Lummi and travel to Bella Bella. We arrive on July 13. If you are interested, a "I Plan on Attending" form can be E-mailed to you. A $30.00 non-refundable fee is required NOW (as-soon-as-possible). Space is limited (first come first served) and requires conditioning.
Jun 14 - 18 Chinook Council - Columbia River
Jun 19 Chinook First Salmon Ceremony
Jun 20-21 Pack and head to Lummi Nation - Bellingham
canoes land on Sunday at 11am
Mileage is estimate. Actual mile will very.
Jun 23 leave Lummi - arrive San Juan Islands (Waldron) 26 miles
Jun 24 Leave Waldron arrive Tsaout 23 miles
Jun 25 Leave Tsaout arrive Cowichan (Duncan) 19 miles
Jun 26 Leave Cowichan arrive Shell Beach 24 miles
Jun 27 Leave Shell Beach arrive Nanimo 27 miles
Jun 28 Leave Nanimo arrive Nanoose Bay 23 miles
Jun 29 Leave Nanoose Bay arrive Qualicum 28 miles
Jun 30 Leave Qualicum arrive Comox 38 miles
Jul 1 Leave Comox arrive Cape Mudge (Campbell River) 40 miles
Jul 2 Stay at Cape Mudge
Jul 3 Leave Cape Mudge arrive Brown's Bay 18 miles
Jul 4 Leave Brown's Bay arrive Sayward 42 miles
Jul 5 Leave Sayward arrive Adam's River 43 miles
Jul 6 Leave Adam's River arrive Alert Bay (Port McNeil) 15 miles
Jul 7 Leave Alert Bay arrive Fort Rupert 27 miles
Jul 8 Leave Fort Rupert arrive Gwa’sala (Port Hardy) 12 miles
Jul 9 Leave Gwa’sala arrive Takush 51 miles
Jul 10 Leave Takush arrive Open Bite (Wuikinuxv) 13 miles
Jul 11 Leave Open Bite (Wuikinuxv) arrive Koeye 39 miles
Jul 12 Leave Koeye arrive McLaughlin Bay 37 miles
Jul 13 Leave McLaughlin Bay arrive Bella Bella 2 miles
The Salish Seas. (MAP)
DOES ANY ONE WANT MID-WEEK PADDLE PRACTICE?
Fri Jun 13 Port of Everett canoe with Edmunds CC
Sat Jun 14@ 9:30 from Redondo - Low Tide Festival
Sun Jun 15 - 20 Chinook Nation Paddle - Columbia River
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 - 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.#Solo point
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.
Dance Team - From I-405 South Take the Coal Creeek PKWY Exit 10 and turn right onto Coal Creek PKWY for .4 miles then turn left onto Factoia BLVD SE for 1.2 miles (past Factoria Mall) It becomes 128 Pl SE. Turn left onto SE 32 ST It will be about two blocks on your right.
Dance Team - From I-90 Seattle
Take the Exit 10B/Richards Rd for .1 miles then turn left onto Factoia
BLVD SE/128 Pl SE Turn left onto SE 32 ST It will be about two
blocks on your right.
Dance Team - From I-405 North Take Exit 12/SE 8th ST turn left onto SE 8th ST for .5 miles. then veer right onto Richards Rd SE for 1.3 miles’ Then turn right onto SE 32 ST. It will be about two blocks on your right.
Dance Team - From I-90 East Take Exit 11 and veer right on ramp Then turn left onto SE EastgateWay for 1.5 miles. Turn right on 128 Pl SE Turn left onto SE 32 ST It will be about two blocks on your right.
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