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.

Web Site: http://www.blogger.com/profile/04839882738486589236


One Vest to Rule Them All

Dec 14, 2013
One Vest to Rule Them All

Review of the Astral Green JacketThis spring, Jeff ordered the new 2013 Astral Green Jacket.  It turned out to be too small for him.  His loss  - my gain (besides blue and black are more my colors than his).The Astral Green Jacket i...

Review of the Jackson Zen 55

Dec 6, 2013
Review of the Jackson Zen 55

Goldilocks has found the whitewater river runner kayak that is "Just Right" - the Jackson Zen 55.Followers of my blog and paddling career know that I have had the Goldilocks syndrome with boats - you've heard my stories and read my reviews - this boat ...

Learning to Fly

Dec 4, 2013
Learning to Fly

Do you ever see athletes in action and admire the grace and fluidity of their movements?  They make it look so easy that we often forget the hundreds and hundreds of hours that they spend working to train their bodies and minds.  Movements th...

Precision

Nov 5, 2013
Precision

The swell rolls in toward the bay.  As it hits the northern point, it encounters obstacles - ROCKS!!!  From 100 yards away, I see the wall of water rolling toward the rocks.  Giddy with anticipation, my eyes track the water and my mind e...

Whirlwind

Oct 30, 2013
Whirlwind

My apologies for all who follow my blog for my lack of blogging.  This year seems to have been a whirlwind of on and off water activity.  Overall, I have to say that Life is not good . . . it is GREAT!!!  Here's a little of what's been u...

Sea Kayaking Mendocino’s Area 10-13

Sep 6, 2013
Sea Kayaking Mendocino’s Area 10-13

At the end of August, Jeff and I took a day off to play with our friends Jim and Tess.  We sea kayaked a stretch of the Mendocino Coast that we call Area 10-13.Area 10-13 has some of the coolest sea caves to kayak in on the Mendocino Coast.Delving...

Feeding the Soul

Aug 7, 2013
Feeding the Soul

Surfing Feeds My Soul

Woman on Water

Jun 25, 2013


Dawn Patrol

Jun 4, 2013
Dawn Patrol

"An object at rest remains at rest unless acted upon by a force. An object in motion remains in motion unless acted upon by a force." Newton's First Law of MotionIt's 4:45am.  The alarm clock hasn't gone off yet but my internal clock has activated...

Spring

May 18, 2013
Spring

I have to admit that spring is not my favorite time of the year.  Spring is an unsettled time for me.  I know that some of it has to do with the windy weather that we have.  It also has to do with preparations for and anxiety over our up...

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