These  are some of the canoes that are on a journey to about halfway between Steven and me. For 15 years or so tribes from  Oregon and Washington  and first nation people  from Canada have been have making these impressive paddles with more and more young people. Many of  the pullers I saw in my brief look at lunch time were teens. The Quileutes (those wolf people in the Twilight saga) even had groupies. There were lots of people on the beach welcoming them and and a big bunch of tents set up to stay the night I guess.  Much more fun than a casino.