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Golden Gate Kayak Symposium

Even with 50 mph winds and Tsunami waves, Mitch’s kayak symposium was a great success.  It was a beautiful location, literally at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge.  The kayakers took over the beach at Horseshoe Cove, a palette of primary colored boats and paddlers of all sizes milling about in orange and purple dry suits.  The kayakers that signed up for these classes are hardcore (water temp 50 degrees, air temp 50 degrees).  They were looking for conditions to push their skills and they definitely got them.  Mitch took advantage of the west coast venue to improve his rock garden paddling skills and had a great time.

Some more rock garden playing.

Some of Mitch’s fellow rock garden students.

Our good friend Rev. Bonnie Perry from Chicago attended the symposium also. It was great to see her!

 

I had great views of the San Francisco Bay from my hike.  Those tiny white dots are sailboats.  The bay was full of sailors, kite boarders, windsurfers, kayakers.  San Franciscans seem to really take advantage of their beautiful location.

Wildflowers of all colors and shapes covered the hills of the Marin Headlands. I had a strong urge, once I reached the top of this trail, to spread my arms open and spin around singing “The hills are alive…”

 

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  1. Beautiful exciting pictures. You should check out One Square Mile of Hope, Inlet, NY – the Adirondacks – 1400 kayaks and canoes linked together to set a world record, all in support of breast cancer.
    My paddling group has done some fun things, but we haven’t made it to the west coast yet.

    April 9, 2010
    • That sounds really interesting. I’ll check it out. Thanks!

      April 10, 2010
  2. hey.it’s wonderful,i wish i could see there

    April 10, 2010

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