A kayaker’s tribute to the humble and versatile Sombrero!

The Sombrero is the multi-universal hat that asks for little, yet gives so much!

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Presenting the Sombrero – Peace, amigos!

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Pompano Beach, Florida

Early days with the Sombrero at Ft Lauderdale beach!

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Christmas in July? Yes, this is the Czech-Mexican connection here!
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Lighthouse Point, Florida

The Sombrero and the lighthouse at Lighthouse Point.

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Feeling Irie – presenting the very multiversal Sombrero!
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My giant Sombrero hard at work providing me with the maximum shade!
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The Sombrero and the canoe – a Jesus eye-view from the Taylor Slough!
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The Santa Sombrero provides excellent shade!

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Thumbs up or shoot ’em up?
Depends where you’re going!
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The Sombrero can also be a visual safety aid.
People spot it’s distinct profile from a mile away – and smile!

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Nothing but praise and thankfulness on this beaut of a day – BLESS! 🙂
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See the Sombrero capsize (nearly)!

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Viva las Fiestas! 🙂

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A Sombrero selfie moment on Biscayne Bay!
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The Sombrero running the Loxahatchee River!

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I spy Santa Sombrero in the mangroves!
It is an aid to navigation as a marker on the Craighead Pond Canoe Trail.

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The multi-versal Santa Sombrero also makes an excellent camp organizer!
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The Sombrero ready for action at the Winterfest Boat Parade!

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Sombrero with the South Florida Kayak Meetup Group at the Winterfest Boat Parade!
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The Santa Sombrero is a fun addition to urban paddling as well!
Photo courtesy: winterfestparade.com

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The Sombrero Alien entourage at the 2014 Winterfest Boat Parade!
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The HOLIDAYS are better with the Sombrero!

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My Sombrero is Glowing at the 2014 Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade!
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There is just no end to the many fun uses of the Sombrero! 🙂

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Part hat, part umbrella, part wind block, part sail, part visual aid, part aid to navigation, part camp organizer .. it’s a part of paddling.

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Once you go Sombrero, you never go back!

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DISCLAIMER:: The maps and images on this site are not intended for navigation, I am not a guide; use any and all information at your own risk! Your mileage may vary .. so use good judgement before venturing out!

With that said..
Blessings friends!

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Enjoy.

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! Bless

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