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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Tsunami Ranger

Aug 25, 2016
Tsunami Ranger

The rumors are true.  Last week, I took my test to become a Tsunami Ranger.  I passed and was awarded the rank of  Lieutenant.Details of my test will be shared on the Tsunami Ranger blog in October.  For those who are not familiar w...

Pure Bliss!

Aug 11, 2016

I wish I had my camera today. However, I don't know if photos or video could possibly capture the expressions of pure bliss on my younglings' faces this afternoon as they floated in their kayaks for the first time.Most days in the summer, I share first...

Hooked!

Aug 6, 2016
Hooked!

I have to admit that I have gotten hooked on kayak fishing.  Well actually my plan isn't to get hooked but to do the hooking.  Ling cod hooked on my line.This summer, the ocean has been really rough so we haven't had many good fishing days. &...

Woman on Water

Jul 21, 2016
Woman on Water

Blog posts regularly run through my head.  Someday, I hope to get more of them written and posted but the reality is that being on the water is way more fun than being on the computer.  This summer, my hours on the water are many and quite va...

Monday Motivation

Jun 27, 2016
Monday Motivation

Liquid Fusion Kayaking's summer season has been busy and is getting busier.  The to-do list is long but today I am motivated.  Tuesday is our day off.  I am motoring through the to do list with the hopes of getting to the river tomorrow....

Journey of the Heart

Jun 20, 2016
Journey of the Heart

Jeff and I are just back from a trip to Pennsylvania.  The dust has settled on dad's passing, and we returned for a gathering of family and friends to dedicate a wildlife plot on the family farm to him.  Our trip to PA gave me time with famil...

Liquid Fusion Kayaking

Jun 1, 2016

The Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce is creating videos to showcase local businesses.  This month, Liquid Fusion Kayaking is their feature business.  Here's the video.  We hope you enjoy it.

Stability in Dynamic Water

May 17, 2016
Stability in Dynamic Water

This weekend Jeff and I taught Liquid Fusion Kayaking's Sea Kayak Rock Gardening Class.  We built our students skills as individuals and as a team as we guided them through the rock gardens and sea caves of the Mendocino Coast.  Our students ...

Highs and Lows of the Spring of 2016

May 4, 2016
Highs and Lows of the Spring of 2016

My blog has been a bit quiet lately but life certainly hasn't.  March wrapped up with a 5 day whitewater kayak self support trip on the Eel.  We had lots of water, the flow was high, and the trip was spectacular.About to go over the drop of K...

Take Me to the River

Mar 21, 2016
Take Me to the River

Since the first of the year, my life has been a bit too busy.  I've had my head down with a remodel project in our home and been working on the nuts n bolts business end of Liquid Fusion Kayaking.  Things are coming together, and I am startin...

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