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Third Annual Witches Paddle 2022 

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Photo by Mark Larson
With the decison finally made to go paddle, event organizer Jody Himango and Patty Costanza, of Eureka, unload one of their stand-up paddle boards and head for the boat ramp at the Eureka Public Marina.
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Witches Dance member Christine Fiorentino, of Eureka, got ready to perform at the start of the Witches Paddle event.
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Witches Dance member Elizabeth Mackay, of Blue Lake, brought her handmade broom created with lavender to the event.
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In a new feature this year, four witches showed up at the put-in boat ramp to perform a Witches Dance sendoff for with witch paddlers (Christine Fiorentine (left), Elizabeth Mackay, Amber Jones and Lisa Wilhelmi Perkins).
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With a leap in the air after a group photo, all the witches at the boat ramp put-in headed for thair stand-up paddle boards ... except the dancing witches who were just there to dance, not paddle.
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A cheerful witch with a butterfly pin in her hat waved to friends along the Eureka Boardwalk along Humboldt Bay.
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The dancing witch Lisa Wilhelmi Perkins, who chose to dance and not paddle, photographed Ellen McLaughlin, of McKinleyville, on her red-and-white stand-up paddle board and other witch paddlers along the edge of Humboldt bay with Woodley Island in the background.
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Witch paddler Cassandra Culps, of Eureka, rather cheerfully made a dive into the water to rescue her witch hat at the Aquatic Center dock.
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The witch paddlers headed past the foot of F Street and the end of the Eureka Boardwalk toward the Adorni Center and Woodley Island.
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Event organizer Jody Himango (left) joined a pair of witches who chose to paddle a canoe on this day as they neared the Woodley Island marina.
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This paddling witch celebrated as she neared the Woodley Island Marina.
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The coven of paddling witches headed past the Adorni Center toward their turn-around point at Halversen Park with the Woodley Island Marina in the background.
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Paddling their way against an outgoing tide, the paddling witches reached their turn-around point at the dock next to Halversen Park about an hour after put in at the Eureka Public Marina.
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The paddling witches rather reluctantly turned around at Halversen Park and headed west back to their take-out at the Eureka Public Marina, aided by an out-going tide on this beautiful day.
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With the decison finally made to go paddle, event organizer Jody Himango and Patty Costanza, of Eureka, unload one of their stand-up paddle boards and head for the boat ramp at the Eureka Public Marina.

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