Hwyl Oregon; Croeso i Gymru

Translation: Goodbye Oregon; welcome to Wales. The day of my permanent departure from Oregon finally arrived last week. After a great send off by my friends in Newport, OR, I headed to PDX airport (with 6 bags and 3 kayaks in tow) and bid a teary farewell to the beautiful State of Oregon and its wonderful people. Wales will be different, but at least boating is good there and I can still surf, creek and play; just on a different scale to Oregon. Ciao PDX (and Newport) paddling community; I’m going to miss you a lot. You’ve been the kindest, most generous paddlers I have known!

Photos: Me and the welsh-flag cake my friends had made; my farewell view of hood- still with tonnes of snow for a good summer boating season

1 Response to “Hwyl Oregon; Croeso i Gymru”

  1. 1 Ryan September 13, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Sorry to see you go Kate. Best of luck on the other side of the pond! I haven’t read your latest blogs yet, but from the looks of the pictures, it looks like you’re having fun. Ciao!

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