After our arrival we walked to the Bus #4 stop passing these rock things along the way.
We excitedly gathered our exact change.
It was nice to be recognized an an honored citizen!
When we got to 52nd St. it was a bit showery, but the hike of 4 or so blocks past
nicely maintained gardens was a pleasant distraction.
We met Harvey Golden at the Lincoln Street Kayak and Canoe Museum just as planned.
As he shared the whole collection we were flabbergasted to find out he had personally made over 80 kayak replicas (made to current standards - no hides, bone, or tusk). He traveled to the museums all over the world gathering his own measurements. He came home and made them in whatever space he was currently living. One at least was built in a dorm room. He also made the paddles, harpoons, and other items to demonstrate the kayak's purpose. What started as an simple interest developed into a life's work. He has since written at least 3 books documenting his efforts. We were in awe. We were somewhat shocked to hear that he uses these wonderful replicas in the Columbia River! Well, he had to know if they would function, right?
Wu-Hu tub boat from China
A skin boat
This was a folding canoe seat.
A different caliper for different kayaks.
And detailed plans... if you could understand builder speak.
Needless to say - it was a great day. If you would like to visit... here is the website:
It wouldn't be a Portland Trip if we didn't have some street food... (okay so we went inside because it was raining) but it was a cool place on Hawthorne. The roja beef and rice dish was delish! We rolled onto the #14 and back downtown, then caught the #35 to Burnside. Why? Because you can't leave Portland without stopping at Powell's Books (the Rare Book Room was very interesting). We stopped at the galleries as we hiked back to the train station. Fun for one and all.
No to plan our next adventure....