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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Kayak coaches at Play

Nov 10, 2012
Kayak coaches at Play

All work and no play is no good - even when you are a kayak coach and a lot of your work is play.Like our students, kayak coaches look forward to symposiums because they are gatherings of like-minded folks.  We enjoy getting to meet other paddlers...

Coaches at Work

Oct 30, 2012
Coaches at Work

I'm back in sunny California from 2 weeks of  rainy travels in Oregon.  It was a great trip where I got to meet lots of great folks, reconnect with some good friends, and paddle in some neat places.  The reason for the Oregon road trip w...

Bear in the Lost Coast

Oct 12, 2012
Bear in the Lost Coast

Last week, Jeff, Bear (our 13 year old Rottweiler), and I ventured into the southern portion of California's Lost Coast. A trip to the Lost Coast the beginning of October has become a tradition as we kick off the celebrations of the month of October (...

Missed Opportunities

Oct 6, 2012
Missed Opportunities

Sometimes things go just right.  Perfect wave, set-up, timing, and execution.Sometimes you make a mistake and get tossed. Other times, you are in the perfect position at the right time but just don't feel it (and chicken out).Other times, you see ...

Growing Pains?

Sep 16, 2012
Growing Pains?

It is with reluctance but necessity that I am selling my Kokatat Rogue Drytop - women's small plum.It is a great drytop in excellent condition with custom neoprene gaskets and just back from a leak test by Kokatat.  I hate to sell it because it is...

New Kayak Rock Garden Video

Sep 7, 2012

A few quiet days has me catching up on some bookkeeping and housekeeping.  I carved out a few moments to put together a new video for Liquid Fusion Kayaking.  This is a new kayak rock gardening video.  It is mostly our Labor Day Waves n ...

Groundhog Day!

Aug 27, 2012
Groundhog Day!

Ever seen the movie Groundhog Day? For those that haven't, Bill Murray is a meteorologist that gets stuck in a time warp.  He is on a dreaded special assignment covering Groundhog Day in Punxatawney, PA.  Every morning - 6:00am flashes on the...

Women on Water

Aug 5, 2012
Women on Water

It was a Monday night in April 2008.  Liquid Fusion Kayaking on the Mendocino Coast was in its infancy.  Jeff was on the American River doing an ACA whitewater training with Mary DeRiemer of DeRiemer Adventure Kayaking.We had started doing Mo...

Reading of Women on Water

Jul 18, 2012
Reading of Women on Water

I have to admit that in addition to my summer routine of eat, sleep, paddle I have been enjoying some great books.  Here are 3 that I have recently enjoyed about Women on Water. Whether by canoe, raft or kayak, solo or supported, fearful or f...

Upset

Jul 11, 2012
Upset

A tale from our kayak adventure this spring in the Grand Canyon.  At mile 150, we encountered Upset Rapid.  We stopped to scout it because the oarsmen were concerned about a large hydraulic in the middle of the rapid that is known to upset ra...



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