Friday, April 18, 2008

Shea Bella's 1st Birthday Party

Hi Folks,
Here are some photos from Shea Bella's first Birthday Party on the beach at Sausalito. We were blessed with perfect spring weather and Gina and I want to say a big "Thank you" to Sea Trek Ocean Kayaking Center for their help and to all our friends and family who made this such a very special day for Shea Bella and us.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Update on Container #3

I have just had notification that container #3 has arrived in Oakland and is awaiting Customs clearance. So just when I thought I was going to get a few days at home it seems I will be heading up to Portland next week. I will keep you all updated on the ETA for Alder Creek.

Busy Days!

Since my last post I have been as far south as Albuquerque, New Mexico delivering an Aleut II and aquanaut to Sandia Prep School. It was my first time to the high desert. Fascinating drive across the Mohave Desert into Arizona and over the continental divide to New Mexico. The I40 Freeway reaches over 7000ft - strange to see snow on the ground in a desert! The dogs came with me and gave me the perfect excuse to stop and take in the scenery.

Almost as soon as I got home from NM, it was time to head south again, this time to San Diego for the SW Sea Kayak Symposium on the beautiful Mission Bay. Hosted by Jenn Kelck and the staff from Aqua Adventures this proved to be a really successful show for us with a lot of interest in the boats, especially the Valley Aquanaut and North Shore Atlantic as well as Gath Headgear and Barz Sports Goggles. It even rained a little to help promote interest in the Kokatat gear!

I also gave four surf kayak clinics which were well attended and we had some big waves - a little too big at times!

Thanks to professional photographer and surf kayaker Dominick Lemarie for the photos!

Thanks also to Jenn Kleck for a great event and to all who made it possible by either volunteering or attending. I will be back next year for sure and hopefully next time I will be able to join you for the post-event trip to Baja.