Here’s an interesting event that takes place at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St., in Bellingham. (Donations are accepted.)
Bring the kids down to hear from two people with interesting “old-school transportation” adventures tales: a woman who rides from Colorado to Bellingham on her horse, and a man who builds a birch bark canoe and paddles it from Lake Superior to the mouth of the Columbia River.
From James’ weekly Green Frog email update (slightly edited):
Old School Transportation: An adventure presentation by Ramsie Rue and Marc Van Grinsven.
This is going to be one of those nights that is just a little different. A couple months ago we had a band called the Lonesome Heroes come through. They told us a story about their lovely friend Ramsie Rue, and of her adventure of riding her horse from Colorado to Bellingham. And just a couple of weeks ago, she arrived!
More on Ramsie Rue: sparrowhorse.blogspot.com.
Marc Van Grinsven helped build the Green Frog. He also built a birch bark canoe by hand and paddled it from Lake Superior 4000 miles to the mouth of the Columbia River. It is an incredible tale of adventure.
Marc will be bringing the boat down for all to check out. It is a beautiful piece of working art and a testament to his determination to be as authentic as possible. I’m hoping that Ramsie is going to ride the horse that brought her so far and tie it up out front. Either way, it will be a pretty amazing night of stories from a couple of people who made their adventure dreams come true.
More on Marc Van Grinsven: paddleforsustainability.org.