Friday after work I traveled to the West coast of Florida and caught up with my good friends Russell Farrow and his wife, Claudia, of Sweetwater Kayaks in St Petersburg, Florida. We swapped tales of our recent travels and brainstormed about future expeditions over a few beers and dinner. The following morning I hung out with Russell at the shop. Yes, Sweetwater is OPEN for business, having had their grand (re)opening in October. I’m happy to report that business was brisk while I was there. The new shop is close to the original location but is on the water, making instruction and kayak demos very convenient. The new shop, although much smaller than Russell’s previous building, has a great island atmosphere. It reminds me a bit of being in Key West.
More good news is that the Sweetwater symposium, that was canceled last year, is ON AGAIN for 2010! Please mark the event on your calendar and support Sweetwater to keep it growing and thriving!