Monday, May 31, 2010

Keikis (Kid Paddle)

4:15pm Thursdays at Jackson Beach Net Shed
If you plan for one year, plant taro

If you plan for ten years, plant koa

If you plan for a hundred years

Teach the children

ancient proverb. "Hui Wa'a O Puget Sound." Hui Wa'a O Puget Sound. Memorial Day 2010.

Thank you Coach Dan Seaton!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Adult Paddle

beginner, intermediate, advanced: all levels welcome
5pm Tuesdays & Thursdays at Jackson Beach Net Shedteacher

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mothers' Day

What goes paddle chat paddle chat paddle chat and is the perfect dessert after choking down burnt toast in bed? A WOMEN'S CANOE!!!!

Today is was Sue Mangala, Becky Volk, Martha Isbister, Diane Kinnamon, and Amy Harold. Next time it could be you!!! Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm next to the net shed on Jackson Beach.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Repairing the Outriggers

This is our beloved Wailani after many days of work. You can see she is sanded down and drapes are hung not just for her modesty in such nude conditon, but to prepare her for her new spray coat. Before that she had her various blemishes plugged with carefully brewed compounds, and before that she was derigged and hauled on a big red truck all the way across the island.

Jose's tenderness transmutes her indignance into relaxed pleasure...
...then gleeful anticipation regarding her shiny destiny.

Becky inspects the texture of her battle scars.

Really. Ask Becky Volk and Jose Domenech how many hours they put into this project.

The red turned out so bright, brighter than any of us had expected!! You can't see it here because Becky and Clay Warner are covering it with newspaper in preparation for the yellow.

Joanna De Pree and Dan Seaton are painting sunshine into the gunwales.

Halpern and Seaton breathing fumes.

Becky Volk inspiring us onward.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

They're good volk.

Work-in-trade party bartering for canoe maintenance space: Jose Domenech, John Volk, Becky Volk, Joanna De Pree, Karen Bolin, Rick Exstrom, Ben Goodman, John Pachuta, and Amy Harold aiming the camera
Becky Bunyan chipping in
Martha Isbister being simply and absolutely marthelous as always
Domenech dominating despite a dreary donsie
Karen and Rick getting in steep and carrying it off
John chopping tirelessly (and selflessly for the Ohana)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hui Wa'a O Puget Sound on Lopez Island

Thanks to Carla McDiarmid for taking the photo, to Jose for sending it, and to Carley Lamb for putting names and faces together. Left to right: Becky Volk, Carley Lamb, Carl, Jose' Domenech, Dan Seaton, Steven Pauelua, Lori Miyasaki, Vance Hashimoto. Bottom row: Amy Harold, Huy Diec is in the white shirt, Chris Lanueve, Nani Haia, Jenny Cheng. Just outside the picture climbing trees, eating cookies, chasing dogs, pitching tents, or actually paddling: Uncles Butch Calivo and David Halpern, Bonnie Stanger, Ben Goodman, Joanna De Pree, John Pachuta, Steve Bennett and our ohana chase crew.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

first women's boat of the decade

Becky Volk, Karrie Cooper and Shannon Calverly gearing up

Martha (fearless captain) Isbister, Joanna Depree, Shannon and Wilbur sporting latest in PFDs--what a good mom he has!

green-gloved hug

(because my battery ran out) our illustrious escort not pictured: Dan Seaton in his single, Jose' Domenech and Rick Exstrom in the double, and David Halpern in his almost fast kayak

Saturday, January 30, 2010

2009 Hui Wa'a Puget Sound Highlights ...keep the photos coming...

Prayer before launch from July's Lopez campout. Our Mother Club paddles over from Anacortes and we paddle over from Jackson Beach to celebrate another year of club paddling. Round Shaw Racers and Support Crew

Bonnie Stanger and Becky Volk in the Sausage Pull. They nailed their maiden OC2 distance race, 6 miles on Lake Washington.

Dan Seaton winning the Bainbridge Marathon for the OCs. That's 26.2 miles in 4 hours 27 minutes. Go Gold!!!


pictures from the Puget Sound Sprint Regatta June '09
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