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.

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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...

Valley Gemini SP – Poly

Jan 16, 2014
Valley Gemini SP – Poly

Both Jeff and I really like the composite version of Valley Sea Kayak's Gemini SP and were really looking forward to trying out the plastic version.  (Here's a link to my review of the composite Gemini).  At Lumpy Waters, Jeff got to pad...

Snow Day on the Eel River

Dec 19, 2013
Snow Day on the Eel River

Cold and dry was the prediction for the winter of 2013/2014 and it seems that they were correct.Over the weekend, Jeff and I did a scouting trip to the Eel River.  We were preparing for a swiftwater safety course and expected the river to be low b...

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...