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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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...

Eat, Sleep, Paddle

Jul 9, 2012
Eat, Sleep, Paddle

Eat, Sleep, Paddle -This sums up my summer pretty well.It has been an awesome 2 weeks teaching and guiding lots of great kayak trips on the Mendocino Coast.Families kayaking trips,kids first strokes,students experiencing "Ah-ha" moments,first-timers ri...

The good, the bad and the ugly as a kayak guide

Jun 20, 2012
The good, the bad and the ugly as a kayak guide

Some days life as a kayak guide isn't glamorous, but with anything in life there is the good, the bad, and the ugly.This week's good has been the amazing experiences that I have gotten to share with people kayaking on Fort Bragg's Noyo River.  On ...

Surf n Turf

Jun 15, 2012
Surf n Turf

Surf n Turf - Not sure where Jeff got this notion, but a morning of surfing and mountain biking sounded like Maximum Mendo Funness so we loaded up the truck with our toys.The winds have been cranking on the coast, kicking up quite a wind swell and crea...

Congratulations!!!

Jun 13, 2012
Congratulations!!!

Congratulations to 9 students of Anderson Valley Elementary School on the successful launch of their spring boat building project.Thanks for inviting me as a safety boater/lifeguard for the launch celebration. Best of days on the water!!!

Just Another Day at the Office

Jun 1, 2012

At 9am, I met 2 guests for our morning kayak tour on the NoyoRiver.  After suiting up in our splash wear, we took a quick look at the river from the deck.  My guests asked how the birding was on the river.  I smiled as a green heron flew...

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