Great week with lots of repeats and some fun new folk as well! Stunning weather with perfect warm days and cool nights. Caryl Hart and Ione Cutter certainly styled the course with their determination and prowess. Lovely having Penny Cooper back with her welcome positive slant on life as well as Charlie Keene, although we missed his other half. We had a family of four cancel the day before the class and we were sorry not to host the diBonaventura clan.
The wedding! In the thirty two years we have been running this place, this week stands out as one of the very best. Steve Canale and Michele d'Hemencourt decided to tie the knot here at Otter Bar. They wanted a low key event with immediate family and friends most of whom would also take a week long kayak class. To say this was a success would be profound understatement. In short, everyone had a blast at this joyous occasion and many even learned to kayak. This was a fantastic group of people and we will be talking about this week for years to come. A huge thanks to Pierre and Nancy d'Hemencourt and Tom and Alida Canale for their incredible support for this crazy idea!
We only had three intrepid souls this week! Great having Ingrid for a second week and we enjoyed Torre and Guy as well. Wonderful wildlife and paddling on the Klamath. Did some diving at Leaning tree on Wed and hooked Ingrid up with some King salmon sittings. Very mellow and enjoyable week.
Another super fun week with fogs and rain and brilliant sunshine. We went from cool to hot and while the heat felt great it moved into a blistering heat wave just after this group departed! Very game crowd and it was fun having Dan Collins here for a second week. Brubaker gave his recently repaired shoulder a run for it's money and ripped up the K every day (can't believe the dos would allow this). Ingrid was back and will be staying on for a second week and decided to rent the entire lodge (the power of overpaid physicians). Lots of solid learning this week and we had a lot of fun with this group. Thanks for coming!