I can remember when I turned down the opportunity to go to the Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Symposium in Grand Marais, Michigan. After all, Grand Marais is a very, very small community so far north in the UP that gravel roads were still major roadways! Well, they're mostly paved now but Grand Marais is still 3 miles and a left turn off the edge of the world. It's funny looking back. This year I've cut my annual symposium attendance down to two, and GLSKS is standing tall.