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