Illuminata Regatta Set for December 21
Salem’s annual, floating celebration of the holiday season, the Illuminata Regatta, is set to coincide with the winter solstice, this year. The event features canoes, kayaks and dragon boats bedecked with lights and decorations, plying the waters of Salem’s Willamette Slough, below Riverfront Park. Activities are slated to run from 5:30 to 7 pm. Thanks to Stephanie Hazen for the heads up on this. No contact info has been made available at this time. For reference, winter starts about an hour-and-a-half after the regatta concludes.
Whitewater Paddleboarding on the Deschutes
Jim Ryan, writing for the Oregonian, gave stand-up paddleboarding a go on the rapids of the Lower Deschutes River, in Central Oregon. If you have an interest, you might take a look at his appraisal of the sport: https://www.oregonlive.com/travel/2019/10/we-tried-stand-up-whitewater-paddleboarding-on-the-deschutes-river-heres-how-it-went-video.html