A gaggle of kayakers and paddleboarders Positioned on their biggest costumes to paddle in Tarpon Springs.
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla — A gaggle of paddleboarders and kayakers launched the spooky season to the Tarpon Springs waterways.
In celebration of Halloween, the Cotee River Kayakers Membership joined collectively Of their biggest pointy hats and capes for a Witch Paddle Parade.
The group started On the Tarpon Springs Splash Pad and paddled down the historic Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks village and Throughout the bayou.
Initially deliberate for Thursday, the organizer, Christine Irons, rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 27, As a Outcome of of anticipated inclement climate.
About 30 people attended the day’s event, although A minimal of 90 people originally signed up. Irons said the day was nonetheless An excellent success.
“It is Solely a nice environment of cackling, dancing witches on the water,” Irons said.
She started the annual paddle final yr on the Pithlachascotee River. This yr was The primary time the event Occurred in Tarpon Springs.
“Halloween is my favourite journey and my favourite exercise is paddling on the Florida waters with my pals,” Irons said. “So when my paddle good friend And that i talked about how nice It Might be To mix The two, the Witch Paddle Parade was inevitable.”
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It is not Daily you get to paddle As a Outcome of the Depraved Witch of the West. Irons said her favourite half Regarding the themed paddle is the costumes.
“Particularly these on paddleboards who Appear to be They’re flying with their paddle as A brush,” Irons said.
A dolphin even graced the parade with its presence.
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