Complex Problem Solving
Yeah we’re playing those mind games together
Projecting our images in space and in time
Yes is the answer and you know that for sure
Yes is surrender you got to let it go
I know many of you expect me to post photos from the various great lakes symposiums each year. Well, I finally have 107 Door County Sea Kayak Symposium pictures ready. This was an interesting symposium season for me personally this year, especially the last two where I actually only did one class with one student. No kidding. At Door I spent the whole of the event doing day trips. Not a bad way to spend your time actually. In the course of three days I paddled each side of the peninsula and the tip from Death’s Door to Washington Island. Suffice to say, out of the 107 pics, very few are from the actual symposium!!
The complex problem mentioned in the title is not really about the poor guy in the picture who was creating some new and amazing paddle combinations at the Werner tent, but simply wrapping my brain around 2 weeks of travel, 2 symposiums and the feeling like I’d spent the whole time wandering in the abyss. Guiding trips is a blast. It’s personal, social, introspective and extroverted all at the same time. Still spending all your time “out there” does leave you feeling like you hadn’t actually attended a symposium at all. I have to remind myself that I was actually there. Door? Oh, yeah.. that’s when we were out jumping four footers into a nasty wind on Death’s Door! Yeah, that’s the one! It’s a very different experience doing trips than jumping from class to class and talking until I lose my voice.. Not bad, nice really.. just different.
In the next few days I post more pictures from the trip and of course from the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium as well.. where, although I only had a single student in one class, I did actually spend more time in the fray.