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


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...

Run’d Oft

Apr 29, 2013
Run’d Oft

" R...U...N...D...O...F...T"O'Brother Where Art ThouYep, it's true - I dun Runned Off for a bit with my sweetie.  Our Spring Run-Off was a journey to do some Northern California Whitewater Kayaking before summer. We boated on the Upper Sacramento ...

Make it Look Fun

Mar 31, 2013
Make it Look Fun

The rumors are true.  Last week, I competed in my first kayak surf contest.  I have a hard time saying competed because for me surfing isn't about competition.  Most surfers never surf in a competition and many loath the idea.  The ...

Dreamtime

Mar 15, 2013
Dreamtime

Have you ever experienced one of those moments when you have to pinch yourself because it doesn't seem real? This morning,  Jeff and I are standing on the headlands scouting a break for surf - the sun is shining, there isn't a breath of wind,...

A Little Fresh Water in the Face

Mar 11, 2013
A Little Fresh Water in the Face

In December, our winter was off to a flooding start; however, January and February have been quite dry.  Fortunately there is never a shortage of whitewater on the Mendocino Coast so we haven't been high and dry in our kayaks but definitely jonezi...

Surf Kayaking Resources

Feb 28, 2013
Surf Kayaking Resources

On the Mendocino Coast, we literally go with the flow.  It has been a dry winter so our whitewater runs are are a bit boney.  Fortunately there is never a shortage of water in the Pacific Ocean so we've been playing in our surf kayaks.  ...

Inspiration

Feb 12, 2013
Inspiration

What inspires you?  I've been thinking about inspiration lately and would love to get your thoughts.Recently, I have started following several online movements to inspire girls and women in extreme sports.  One that has caught my attention wi...

Valentine Tea Eve

Feb 9, 2013
Valentine Tea Eve

Twas the night before the tea and smells of freshly baked sconesand floral decorations permeated throughout the house.Tom Cat snoozed and I settle down for a long winter nap.Dreams of an am surf session filled my mind as sensations of hot tea and heart...

Valley Gemini SP

Feb 2, 2013
Valley Gemini SP

Last year when Valley Sea Kayaks announced the Gemini SP, I was very interested.  I really like shorter sea kayaks (14 foot range) for rock gardening and surf zone play.  Shorter boats are usually lighter weight and more maneuverable.  I...

Humanoids from the Deep

Jan 31, 2013
Humanoids from the Deep

Humanoids from the Deep are spotted again in the vicinity of Noyo Harbor.What are Humanoids from the Deep?  They are mutants that are half man and half fish. Modern day Humanoids have evolved somewhat from the ones shown in the 1980 film - Humanoi...

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