If you haven’t already made plans for today…

Posted by Ken Campbell May 17, 2009 0 Comment 532 views

My father used to tell me, “Son, it isn’t often that you’re right, but you’re wrong again.”

I was sure that this year’s Puget Sound Sea Kayak Symposium would be a bust: other recent symposiums in Port Angeles and Port Townsend had poor attendence, the person at Tacoma Parks responsible for this event left a couple of weeks ago for a different job, and the economy is tight, especially in a blue collar burg like T-town. I was pretty sure this symposium would be a boring and painful auto-de-fe for a few tired diehards, and nothing else. I was wrong again.

Yesterday was perfect. Ideal weather, just the right number of people at any given time, and although the total number of vendors seemed smaller, everyone was busy, on-water classes were filled and there were scores of kayaks and SUPs on the go throughout the day.

It’s Sunday morning now and I’m getting ready to go back for day #2. It promises to be another gem. I guess what I’m saying is, if you have the chance, maybe you should come down to the beach yourself. The event goes until 3pm. See you there.

5th Annual Sea Kayak Symposium
Owen Beach, Point Defiance Park
Tacoma (City of Destiny)

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