October 26, 2020 Slideshows

Witch's Paddle on Humboldt Bay, 2020 

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Katy Roy from Kayak Zak's pumped up a rental stand-up paddleboard available for witch participants, along with kayaks, at the put-in location.
Photo by Mark Larson
A cheerful gathering of witches gathered at the Eureka Boat Basin Public boat launch parking area pre-launch.
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These two witches in kayaks floated past the public docks at Woodley Island.
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This witch on a stand-up paddleboard emerged from the commercial fishing fleet dock area of Woodley Island to join the gathering.
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The boats at the public docks at Woodley Island provided an interesting backdrop as the witches paddled past.
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This witch paused to wave to people at the Adorni Center across from the Woodley Island Marina.
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The gathering of witches headed east past the Eureka Boardwalk toward the Samoa Bridge Boat Launch near Halvorsen Park with the Samoa Peninsula in the background.
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This witch's pedal-drive kayak was festooned with a skull and crossbones in the bow, and a trick-or-reat bucket in the stern.
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These well-dressed witches on stand-up paddleboards headed back to the put-in location after turning around at the Samoa Bridge Boat Launch near Halvorsen Park.
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Susan Leroy, of McKinleyville, said she wanted to join the Witches Paddle event since her usual Halloween haunted house event had to be canceled due to the pandemic.
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This witch flashed a big smile to go with her Ruth Bader Ginsburg "dissent" collar and colorful hat.
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Eureka City Councilmember Natalie Arroyo and her husband, Jason Lopicco (not pictured), joined the event on their stand-up paddleboards. Her only complaint: "Cold feet."
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"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble ..." This witch paddling a kayak in a witch hat brought along a cauldron.
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Jody Himango, who lives on the Samoa Peninsula, organized the first annual Witches Paddle and said she hopes to do it again next year as a fundraiser.
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The last of the Witches Paddle participants joined event organizer Jody Himango (center right) in the water at the Eureka Boat Basin Public boat launch put-in location .
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This hammerhead shark (Ripley Morris of Ferndale) caught a ride with his father Trevor on his stand up paddle board in the Witches Paddle event.
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The boat ramp under the Samoa Bridge marked the turn-around spot for the participants in the Witches Paddle.
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Photo by Mark Larson
Katy Roy from Kayak Zak's pumped up a rental stand-up paddleboard available for witch participants, along with kayaks, at the put-in location.

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