Another fun Canoecopia

Joined: April 22nd, 2003, 1:37 am

March 13th, 2017, 1:48 pm #1

I'm probably missing a few, but off the top of my head it was a pleasure to see fellow CCBBers:
OzarkPaddler
Bannock
jstroke
Canoodeler
PBJ
Dad of Six
Ragamuffin
Dan Cooke
Old Scout
satchmoa
paddlefasterpastor
Lynn
Glydr
Bill/TN

I couldn't buy much if anything this year, but enjoyed walking around and looking at stuff (TFormex looks like a perfect Royalex replacement), talking to friends, and some presentations. Liked OP's Sylvania presentation, another one on Navigation (I kind of try to balance out the "fun places to go & see" vs "stuff I should really know about better" presentations...it usually weighs more in favor of the former ), jstroke's musical shows, Kevin Callan's presentation with his daughter, about them tripping together...got to sit and chat with Kevin last year for about an hour at the Madison airport while waiting for flight home, and we talked about our daughters (his is a few years older than mine), so it was cool to see them together, interacting in front of an audience. I enjoyed J Bates' presentation about northern Wisconsin undeveloped areas to paddle.
Saturday evening's gathering in the Clarion lobby/breakfast area was a continuation of a great new (now 3 yrs) tradition, as jstroke and the musicians who came up with him came down and played music for a few hours, joined by a few others. Great time indeed.Those who couldn't make it, hope to see you next year. I didn't make it to the Friday evening gathering, but let's give that another try next year and bring it back to life. And you guys who live up around Ely, just because you're in paradise doesn't mean you can't head down for a weekend of fun and seeing/hearing about other paradises out there! Miss you guys.

I'd post some pics, but this site requires one to download stuff to photobucket first, it's kind of a tedious intermediate step. Later.





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Joined: January 5th, 2003, 6:46 am

March 13th, 2017, 3:38 pm #2

Enjoyed the summary of your Canoecopia experience. If anyone has pictures to post it would be much appreciated.
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Joined: November 27th, 2004, 5:28 pm

March 14th, 2017, 11:02 pm #3

I'm probably missing a few, but off the top of my head it was a pleasure to see fellow CCBBers:
OzarkPaddler
Bannock
jstroke
Canoodeler
PBJ
Dad of Six
Ragamuffin
Dan Cooke
Old Scout
satchmoa
paddlefasterpastor
Lynn
Glydr
Bill/TN

I couldn't buy much if anything this year, but enjoyed walking around and looking at stuff (TFormex looks like a perfect Royalex replacement), talking to friends, and some presentations. Liked OP's Sylvania presentation, another one on Navigation (I kind of try to balance out the "fun places to go & see" vs "stuff I should really know about better" presentations...it usually weighs more in favor of the former ), jstroke's musical shows, Kevin Callan's presentation with his daughter, about them tripping together...got to sit and chat with Kevin last year for about an hour at the Madison airport while waiting for flight home, and we talked about our daughters (his is a few years older than mine), so it was cool to see them together, interacting in front of an audience. I enjoyed J Bates' presentation about northern Wisconsin undeveloped areas to paddle.
Saturday evening's gathering in the Clarion lobby/breakfast area was a continuation of a great new (now 3 yrs) tradition, as jstroke and the musicians who came up with him came down and played music for a few hours, joined by a few others. Great time indeed.Those who couldn't make it, hope to see you next year. I didn't make it to the Friday evening gathering, but let's give that another try next year and bring it back to life. And you guys who live up around Ely, just because you're in paradise doesn't mean you can't head down for a weekend of fun and seeing/hearing about other paradises out there! Miss you guys.

I'd post some pics, but this site requires one to download stuff to photobucket first, it's kind of a tedious intermediate step. Later.




I only attended on Saturday, but was still able to attend 5 presentations and spend some time checking out the exhibits. I bought a new NRS map case and some dehydrated fruit for my spring trip. So aside from parking, admission and expensive food, I got out of there only spending about $30.
I saw 3 photography presentations... all 3 were different from each other and very interesting. Then I saw the food dehydrating program... not sure I will ever take the time to dehydrate my own food, but it was still interesting. JStroke's program was again great! I posted a few shots over on here: http://bwca.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=fo ... 2&confID=1

I did remember to wear my NibiMocs nametag but didn't see any others.
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Joined: April 22nd, 2003, 1:37 am

March 15th, 2017, 7:36 pm #4

I didn't bring one of my Nibi Mocs-crafted nametags, I forgot. It's something, how many of us from this board can be there at the same time and not know it/not run into each other. What a successful show it is. I always enjoy it - mostly forget about life's stresses for a couple days, look at some great stuff,meet friends, and add 9-10 places to the bucket list in hopes of eventually getting to 2-3.


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Joined: April 22nd, 2003, 1:37 am

March 20th, 2017, 1:42 am #5

I'm probably missing a few, but off the top of my head it was a pleasure to see fellow CCBBers:
OzarkPaddler
Bannock
jstroke
Canoodeler
PBJ
Dad of Six
Ragamuffin
Dan Cooke
Old Scout
satchmoa
paddlefasterpastor
Lynn
Glydr
Bill/TN

I couldn't buy much if anything this year, but enjoyed walking around and looking at stuff (TFormex looks like a perfect Royalex replacement), talking to friends, and some presentations. Liked OP's Sylvania presentation, another one on Navigation (I kind of try to balance out the "fun places to go & see" vs "stuff I should really know about better" presentations...it usually weighs more in favor of the former ), jstroke's musical shows, Kevin Callan's presentation with his daughter, about them tripping together...got to sit and chat with Kevin last year for about an hour at the Madison airport while waiting for flight home, and we talked about our daughters (his is a few years older than mine), so it was cool to see them together, interacting in front of an audience. I enjoyed J Bates' presentation about northern Wisconsin undeveloped areas to paddle.
Saturday evening's gathering in the Clarion lobby/breakfast area was a continuation of a great new (now 3 yrs) tradition, as jstroke and the musicians who came up with him came down and played music for a few hours, joined by a few others. Great time indeed.Those who couldn't make it, hope to see you next year. I didn't make it to the Friday evening gathering, but let's give that another try next year and bring it back to life. And you guys who live up around Ely, just because you're in paradise doesn't mean you can't head down for a weekend of fun and seeing/hearing about other paradises out there! Miss you guys.

I'd post some pics, but this site requires one to download stuff to photobucket first, it's kind of a tedious intermediate step. Later.




(Sorry, I didn't bring a real camera, these were all from my iphone!)




Ragamuffin!


I have always liked the Current Designs Whistler..I sit in one every Canoecopia. I hope one day to buy one, though it's a close call between this and the Necky Manitou 14.







THis teardrop trailer kit is beautiful-






I think my wife would like this one. Hurricane makes some great-looking kayaks.


Northstar. Jstroke's new one is 2nd from bottom:









Saturday night music in the Clarion lobby:

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