Cate

Cate Hawthorne Cate Hawthorne is a high energy person who loves sharing her passion for learning and the outdoors with others. Cate has several K-12 teaching credentials and a masters degree in education. After 13 years working in public schools, Cate moved from the classroom to the water. Kayaking is one of her many outdoor adventure pursuits on the Mendocino Coast. Cate is also an avid mountain biker, birder, and wild mushroom connoisseur.

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Summer of Sunshine and Smiles

Aug 24, 2015
Summer of Sunshine and Smiles

As summer starts to wrap-up, I am starting to think about getting caught up on my blogging and bookkeeping.This has been Liquid Fusion Kayaking's busiest summer so far.  It has been a summer of sunshine and smiles.  As Jeff and I review photo...

Creatures in the Sea

Jul 5, 2015
Creatures in the Sea

This week the fishing was a bit slow.  My goal was a Mendocino Kayak Fishing Trifecta - abalone, dungeness crabs, and rock cod.  The bite was really slow and I didn't catch any fish this week.  I was successful in getting 3 abalone (on T...

Coasteering!

Jun 30, 2015
Coasteering!

My least favorite activity of being a kayak instructor and guide is schlepping kayaks.  This time of the year, I am schlepping boats most days.  When I have time to play, the last thing that I want to do is shlepp around a heavy kayak.  ...

Grocery Shopping in the Sea

Jun 12, 2015
Grocery Shopping in the Sea

Last year, I got my first taste of kayak fishing and have to admit that I am hooked (hopefully not literally).My first black cod caught on a handline.Now is the season for almost everything - dungeness crabs, abalone, salmon, rock fish, and sea vegetab...

Fort Bragg, California

May 7, 2015
Fort Bragg, California

Outside Magazine has listed Fort Bragg, California on its best towns list for 2015.  They have listed their top 64 and are giving folks an opportunity to go online and vote to narrow down the list.  Their voting system is similar to that of t...

Return to the Sea

Apr 30, 2015
Return to the Sea

Jeff and I arrived back home on the Mendocino Coast yesterday after a two week road trip.  We unpacked and walked to Piaci's for an early dinner.  On the way home, we picked up some movies and planned to spend a relaxing evening at home.As we...

Noyo Notions – New and Old

Mar 24, 2015
Noyo Notions – New and Old

The day started with good intentions of getting work done - work on our website, bookkeeping, preseason marketing, and assorted other tasks.  BUT, it was just too beautiful to be indoors so off I headed on my mountain bike.Spring is definitely spr...

Dancing at Dawn

Mar 15, 2015

The alarm went off.   Our bed was warm and snuggly, and I was comfortable and content.   My bladder said otherwise . . . I thought of returning to bed, but Jeff was up too so it was game on.Surf kayaks were loaded, wetsuits donned, and off we...

New Stuff

Feb 18, 2015
New Stuff

Check out the NEW Liquidfusionkayak.com.   We put our best photos up to showcase Liquid Fusion Kayaking's tours and classes on the Mendocino Coast of California.  Two new classes for 2015 that we are particularly excited about include ou...

New Stuff

Feb 18, 2015
New Stuff

Check out the NEW Liquidfusionkayak.com.   We put our best photos up to showcase Liquid Fusion Kayaking's tours and classes on the Mendocino Coast of California.  Two new classes for 2015 that we are particularly excited about include ou...

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