Paddle to Swinomish on Saratoga Passage

On Saturday and Sunday my husband and I watched from the Port of Mabana on Saratoga Passage looking west as the canoes paddled their way north towards LaConner. It was inspiring to watch these amazing vessels and imagine the experience. They navigated their way against significant headwinds most of the day.

This traditional Coast Salish gathering has been more impressive each year with participation from as far away as Alaska.  The ones here are heading north and probably intending to arrive at Cama Beach State Park which is one of the camping sites for the journey.
For the Map route click here.
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One of the Canoes from a distance

 

Indian Canoe on the Paddle to Swinomish 2011

Canoes with Coast Guard ship nearby

Part of the journey includes a water quality monitoring project conducted by the Tribes and USGS.  See their website.
 
—-Karen

July Quarterly League Meeting 10 am at the Maltby Church

League of Snohomish County Heritage Orgs
July Quarterly meeting
July 11th, 2011
10 am at the Maltby Church
Directions to First Congregational Church of Maltby, 21111 86th Ave

First Congregational Church of Maltby

SE, Snohomish (Maltby):
Assuming most people would use Highway 9 south to a traffic light at SR 524 also known as Maltby Road.  Turn left onto Maltby Road and drive to 86th Ave SE.  Turn left go a few feet and entrance to church parking lot is on the right.  Church is on the corner of 86th and Maltby Road.
If one comes East on Highway 522, turn left at Paradise Lake Road traffic light.  Turn right onto Yew Way, then turn left across the railroad tracks.  Proceed on Maltby Road to 86th Ave SE, turn right and after a few feet make a right turn into church parking lot.
The Church is on the corner of 86th and Maltby Road.