A fine day for a paddle

           Today was one of those fun days. The weather cleared and I had the honor to hook up with the enthusiastic and skilled members of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association who gathered for a spring outing. They brought out an assortment of wood canoe restorations and newer wooden canoes.  Whoever made the chocolate chip and nut cookies should consider going commercial.

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An official paddler’s greeting.

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The beauty of wood canoes

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WCHA president Ken Kelly gets ready to take one out .

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Dave McDaniel brings one of his early restorations out of storage .

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Nothing like wood.

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Somewhere up north where loons call.

© 2015 Howard Meyerson

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After more than 30 years in the outdoor writing business, you would think I'd know better.
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3 Responses to A fine day for a paddle

  1. Charles Vannettte says:

    Truly beautiful !!

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  2. Duncan says:

    I would argue that all days are fine days for paddling!

    I love the pics. I’ve never had the privilege of paddling a wooden canoe, only aluminum and synthetic fibers. But mark my words, one day, one sweet day, I’m going to build my own cedar strip and paddle off into the sunset.

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  3. Duncan: You won’t get an argument from me on that. And, in case you are interested, here’s the link for the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association http://www.wcha.org/ It is a national organization, with chapters in many states. This group was part of one of the Michigan chapters. They hold a number of outings every year. Thanks for your comment.


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