Hey, I just realized I never did an actual POST about a very exciting event that Sebago is presenting at the Ryan Visitor Center at Floyd Bennett Field on March 26th! I'd mentioned it and linked to event info in an earlier post, but this is definitely worth a post of its own. Floyd Bennett Field is a venue change - Justine's presentation is being hosted by Sebago, and originally it was going to be at our Brooklyn location, but the great popularity of this well-known expedition paddler and producer is drawing more people than we think we can fit in our cozy Canarsie clubhouse, so Ranger John D. at Floyd Bennett (a fellow paddler and a really nice guy) has arranged for the move to the Ryan Visitor Center. Thank you John and thank you National Park Service!
The fun starts at 7:30 pm on March 26th. Here's the event description:
Kayaking 2,500km along the Aleutian islands Come and hear award winning filmmaker and expedition sea kayaker Justine Curgenven talk about the highlights and challenges of her world first kayaking journey along the Aleutian islands and Alaskan peninsula, described as "the greatest technical sea kayak expedition in the world". With round-the-world adventurer Sarah Outen, she set out to paddle 2,500km along the archipelago to the nearest road confronting more than 20 long crossings which separate the tiny unpopulated islands. Alone for 101 days in one of the windiest, roughest places on earth, these two women are swept away from land by unknown currents, pounded by rough seas and approached by bears. Experiencing an edge-of-your-seat journey, they gain a rare insight into themselves, the rich wildlife and the lives of the few people who live in this harsh yet beautiful landscape. Justine will show video clips from the highly-anticipated film and tell behind the scenes stories.
Donations will be accepted to help defray Justine's travel expenses. Refreshments will be served.
If you'd like to attend, please RSVP either to the general Sebago Canoe Club email address, contact"at"sebagocanoeclub"dot"org, or on the Facebook event page. For instructions to Floyd Bennett Field, use Google maps (the map on the Facebook event page is completely wrong for some reason). Hope to see you there!
Here's the trailer from the film: