Kayaking the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Holiday Boat Parade

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It’s that time of the Season in South Florida – the time for the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Holiday Boat Parade!

This year, “Kayak Ted” and “Kayak Whitney” of the South Florida Kayaking meetup group organized a paddle of the Winterfest parade. This is THE boat parade to see and it’s always a real treat to be a part of it!

Coming in a week after the 2014 Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade, I made some additions and improvements to my Alien theme. I am glad to report that although undocumented, my Aliens were well received. Best of all, judging by all the waves and smiles, even by the various law enforcement boats out on this night! 😉

It was a great time to be had by all, and our kayak flotilla was at the head of the parade with thousands cheering us on!!

RESISTANCE WAS MINIMAL & FUTILE !

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First, CLICK and look deep into the eyes of the neon green Grinch Alien!

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Resistance .. is Futile!
You WILL be assimilated by the Holidays!

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Good thing that I didn’t get pulled over. I still don’t have any documents on them!

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kayakfari Seminole Winterfest Boat Parade Ft Lauderdale Florida flex maslan kayak canoe alien Christmas lights Boca Raton 2014

Aliens love Florida!

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kayakfari Seminole Winterfest Boat Parade Ft Lauderdale Florida flex maslan kayak canoe alien Christmas lights Boca Raton 2014

Greetings Earthlings – WE come in kayaks!

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Everybody wanted a picture with the famous Alien including K4y4k Jeff!

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kayakfari Seminole Winterfest Boat Parade Ft Lauderdale Florida flex maslan kayak canoe alien Christmas lights Boca Raton 2014

Ride Capt’neon glow, ride .. on thy galloping Reindeer.

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Kayaker Bill W. came up from MIA for his first ever Winterfest Parade!
It’s good to see some cross-pollination between Dade & Broward..

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Kayaker Lisa D. in her well-traveled kayak, also her first Winterfest!

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kayakfari Seminole Winterfest Boat Parade Ft Lauderdale Florida flex maslan kayak canoe alien Christmas lights Boca Raton 2014

Kayak Ted had some inflation disfunction issues with his palm.
It happens!

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kayakfari Seminole Winterfest Boat Parade Ft Lauderdale Florida flex maslan kayak canoe alien Christmas lights Boca Raton 2014

Here with Kayak Greg – the “Grinch”. Wait, who’s the Grinch now!?

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The Grinch and kayaker Erika F. also on her first Winterfest parade ride.

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The Aliens are here! The boats are ready! The kayakers are ready!!

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kayakfari Seminole Winterfest Boat Parade Ft Lauderdale Florida flex maslan kayak canoe alien Christmas lights Boca Raton 2014

The Grinch launches his LED neon green machine!

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Launching at the start of the FLL Winterfest parade at Cooley’s Landing, downtown Ft. Lauderdale.

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Winterfest Boat Parade and Ft. Lauderdale are you ready for this?
Aliens – check, Sombrero – check, Holiday spirit – check!
Here WE GO!

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Kayak Whitney of the South Florida Kayak meetup group cruising around at Cooley’s Landing.

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Downtown Ft. Lauderdale and decorated boats of the Winterfest parade panorama.

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Kayaker Geoff P. also came up from MIA for the parade.

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Erika F. enjoying the start of the Winterfest Boat Parade in downtown Ft. Lauderdale.

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Kayak Whitney looking forward to a great parade ride!

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Colors, lights and a lung full .. the diesel fumes sometimes played a sour note for me while paddling down the New River in Ft Lauderdale!

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I now know that the Grinch and the Alien can coexist peacefully!

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The Grinch respects ΔΣΘ !

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The Grinch and the tall ship, Arrrghhh!

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Highrise building at Sunrise Blvd with Holiday decorations.
All the better to bounce those loud whistles!!

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Psychedelic colors on a boat at the Winterfest Boat Parade in Ft. Lauderdale.

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kayakfari Seminole Winterfest Boat Parade Ft Lauderdale Florida flex maslan kayak canoe alien Christmas lights Boca Raton 2014

The Aliens have been receiving TV’s Greatest Hits for decades, but now need a decoder box not available in their part of the galaxy.
This is why they came!

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Rudolph’s magic moment at Winterfest!

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Later that same night, I received this transmission from the Aliens:

ATTENTION ALL EARTHLINGS! WE COME IN PEACE!

WE WOULD LIKE TO PROPOSE A MENTAL-CREDIT-DECODER-SWAP.

OUR RACE HAS BECOME TOO INTELLIGENT. WE HAVE LOST THE ABILITY TO ENJOY OURSELVES!

GIVE US YOUR TELEVISION DECODERS AND WE PROMISE YOU WILL GET SMARTER!

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CAN WE HAVE YOUR DECODERS THEN?

[END OF TRANSMISSION]

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Navigation colors ARE Christmas colors!
Twisted electroluminescent (EL) wire lights.

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A BIG thanks to Kayak Ted, Kayak Whitney and everyone for a fun and enjoyable evening out on the water! 🙂

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Winterfest parade route map – we paddled close to 15 miles on this one!.

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Click below for more information and highlights from past Winterfest Boat Parade rides:

Kayaking a Parade of Lights!

(click pic to enter)

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Happy Holidays!!

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rasta happy kayakfari kayak canoe paddle photography adventure

Resistance is Futile !

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Enjoy!

🙂

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© 2014 Flex Maslan / kayakfari.com / awakenthegrass.com. All original photographs, artworks and music in this portfolio are copyrighted and owned by the artist, Flex Maslan, unless otherwise noted. Any reproduction, modification, publication, transmission, transfer, or exploitation of any of the content, for personal or commercial use, whether in whole or in part, without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

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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!

3 comments on “Kayaking the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Holiday Boat Parade

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