Woman on Water

Woman on Water Woman on Water is a blog about the trials, tribulations and adventures of a female kayak instructor and naturalist.

Web Site: http://womanonwater.blogspot.com


Shake IT!!!

Oct 17, 2014
Shake IT!!!

For those who regularly follow my blog and have been wondering where my posts have been . . . they have been in my head.  I have some great material and am hoping for a rainy winter in Northern California for me to do a bit of writing (and whitewa...

Jive’n

Jul 30, 2014

"Sometimes you get to watch the entertainment . . . and sometimes you are the entertainment."Sometimes it is both - especially when someone videos it.  This week I had an evening free and went through some of our ocean kayaking video footage. &nbs...

Nick’s Nightmare

Jun 30, 2014
Nick’s Nightmare

"You've got a big boat - you gotta go for the big wave!"I've been getting my new Jackson Kayak Karma RG out to play in the rock gardens of the Mendocino Coast.  A lot of my time is teaching and coaching so I get to work on dialing in my skills on ...

Goldilocks Outfits Her Jackson Kayak

Jun 17, 2014
Goldilocks Outfits Her Jackson Kayak

I love the simplicity of Jackson Kayak's outfitting - especially since it doesn't involve ratchets (which corrode and break) and has a bulkhead that can be adjusted on the fly (no more wrestling matches on shore getting a bulk head into place).  T...

Symphony of the Noyo

Jun 13, 2014
Symphony of the Noyo

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.Nathaniel HawthorneWe all have those days when things don't go as planned.  Sometimes being open to p...

Ya Never Know

May 29, 2014
Ya Never Know

One of my favorite things about teaching and guiding kayak adventures is "Ya Never Know" what you might see or encounter.Last week I was guiding a family from the bay area on a Noyo Meander Kayak Tour.  The trip was fun with a positive energetic g...

Action Jackson

Apr 29, 2014
Action Jackson

Jeff and I are excited to have been invited to join Jackson Kayak's Exploration Team.  Last fall, we pulled the trigger on some brand new Jackson Kayak Zen's to use for Liquid Fusion Kayaking's rock gardening and whitewater kayaking classes. &nbsp...

Rumors of a New Rock Garden Kayak

Mar 17, 2014
Rumors of a New Rock Garden Kayak

The rumors that Jackson Kayak has a new rock garden kayak are true.  Last week, we got to take the first ones out for a 3 day demo and video shoot on the waters of Mendocino County.  The boat is called the Karma Unlimited RG.  We ended u...

Working at Play and Playing at Work

Feb 12, 2014
Working at Play and Playing at Work

"Working at Play and Playing at Work" was the title of my presentation last week at Fort Bragg and Mendocino High Schools' career day.  The lines of work are often blurred in the kayaking business. Riding a fat pour-over.  Photo by Matt Nelso...

Whirlwind

Feb 5, 2014
Whirlwind

The past 2 weeks have been a whirlwind of teaching and paddling and all of the energy and logistics that go into teaching and paddling.  I have to admit that my mind and body are a bit tired but my spirit is soaring.Cate Hawthorne diagrams the sur...

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