“Before this project, I couldn’t even hang a picture; now I can say I’ve built a boat!” said Glen Cooper, a local photographer who lives on West Bare Hill Road, at the end of last week’s kayak-building workshop.
Just returned from a lovely kayak-building course in eastern WA state. Chewelah, to be more precise. It was, as you can imagine, gorgeous, but on top of that it was sunny and we worked with the doors open to the outside world most of the week. A lovely time, and six brand new boats made by some very skillful builders. Here are a couple of photos. Continue reading
The snow’s been piling up the last few days and I’ve been feeling a bit antsy as all the neighborhood kids are sledding away down the hills. So what’s a man to do but go kayaking with some friends? Went around Seward Park in the evening, the sky glow felt gorgeous and it was a beautiful. And yes, I’ve been hitting up the Instagram look for some fun. Photos after the jump.
The painting is of a supernatural serpent vessel who carried a young boy around the world 4 times after he was resurrected from near-death.
Alex says the boat was exhibited at a show and then paddled in a race, which is exactly what I think of our kayaks– beautiful works of art that are for real serious paddling. Another picture if you read on.
Folks, I am thinking about putting on a workshop where we all build a new true hide kayak skin-on-frame. Just wanted to inquire about people’s interest.
1. The whole class would build one kayak.
2. The class would take about 5-8 days.
3. I would allow (but not prefer) drop-ins.
4. It would cost about $250-300 for five participants.
Not sure about scheduling yet, or where we’d do it, but if you’re interested, let me know!
Apparently orca whales simply cannot resist singing. This summer I took some friends out to paddle the West Coast of San Juan Island and we encountered JPod, and their two new calves could not stop coming over to investigate our singing and our skinboats…
The last Seawolf Kayak workshop at the Old Rainier Brewery was hugely successful! Here are some shots form the workshop.