August 28, 2006
This Labor Day weekend John is hosting the annual Greenland Days party at his waterfront estate on Liberty Bay. It's a get together for the regional SSTIKS crowd. People bring their boats, mess around on the water, and camp out on the lawn. One of the highlights is the night paddle to stir up the biolumenescence in the Bay. It is rumored that Dubside and Tom Sharp might show up, hopefully to show some footage of the 2006 Greenland National Championships! (Then again, you know how accurate those rumors are.) When I went last year I counted a couple dozen kayaks (I think) parked on the lawn. It could have been three dozen -- I don't really remember, but there were a lot. When people don't have room for their kayaks anymore I think they just leave them at John's.
So now I'm trying to get my kayak skinned before the weekend. Tonight I steam bent the coaming. I had the oak strips soaking in a PVC tube for the last couple weeks (you can see it there next to the steam box). The opening will be 21 in x 16 in.