A paddling poem

Discussion in 'General Paddling Discussions' started by kayakwriter, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. kayakwriter

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    Oh, man. My sides are aching!

    Been a victim and one of three sources, similar situation, but nobody with the skill to write a narrative! You go, Kayakwriter!
     
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    What a ripping good tale!
     
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    Thanks! And I see what you did there...
     
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    no 'writer block there!
     
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    Several days ago I saw part of a PBS program "Growing Native" where the subject explored life among the Pacific coastal tribes, including the yearly canoe visits of inhabitants to their ancestral lands. At one point the program host was at a site where the camus plant once flourished, almost disappeared, and has returned. Upon tasting cooked camus, he asked how it would be if he'd eaten it raw. The Ranger's reply was something like: "Your gastrointestinal distress will be talked about for many generations." Apparently this is common in the coastal communities?
     
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    Pretty good reference on distribution, use. Natives encouraged the growth and propagation of the blue flowered, edible variety. White flowered plant of similar name is toxic.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camassia
     
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    I love how a thread that started just for shits and giggles (so to speak) goes all educational about the Pacific Northwest.
     
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