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


Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Mar 14, 2012
Should I Stay or Should I Go?

We are just back from a fantastic weekend in Humboldt County - teaching rock gardening in Trinidad in whitewater and sea kayaks, presenting our 169 mile Eel River Trip, and spending time with our North Coast friends.We were planning to return home from...

Tearing It UP!

Feb 23, 2012
Tearing It UP!

I missed the Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium again this year but was stoked to host several coaches and friends afterward for some rock gardening and surfing on the Mendocino Coast.After event paddles are a great way for coaches to unwind and play. Br...

Noyo

Feb 18, 2012
Noyo

I was recently asked what does one see on the Noyo and instantly slipped into a dream-like state.The character of the Noyo is quite unique. Located in Fort Bragg, California, it is a harbor, estuary, and river with a variety of ecosystems that include...

Black Trumpets, Hedgehogs and Yellow Feet

Feb 9, 2012
Black Trumpets, Hedgehogs and Yellow Feet

Black Trumpets, Hedgehogs, and Yellow Feet - Sounds like a Dr. Seuss tale. We should probably call it Cate in Wonderland.We have been having a phenomenal stretch of weather on the Mendocino Coast. Many of us are a bit concerned at the lack of rain, ...

Write to Save Russian Gulch State Park from Closure

Jan 31, 2012
Write to Save Russian Gulch State Park from Closure

Russian Gulch State Park is one of the 70 California state parks slated for closure in July 2012. Those that have visited Russian Gulch know what a gem it is. Those that have not, should make plans to do so. Russian Gulch's hiking trails lead int...

Rainy Day Dreaming

Jan 22, 2012

It is raining buckets on the Mendocino Coast. I have a ton of rainy day projects lined-up and have been making some progress. Progress is limited though as I love a quiet, rainy day at home listening to the rain, reading, and day dreaming.Today it ...

Dagger Alchemy S

Jan 19, 2012
Dagger Alchemy S

Last fall, we bought a Small and a Large Dagger Alchemy for our instructional fleet and have been using them for classes and lessons (and other fun adventures)Of course, I had to indulge my "Goldilocks" tendencies and take the small one out for a test ...

CENSORED by SOPA & PIPA

Jan 18, 2012

A black screen with information about Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) an Protect IP Act (PIPA) are on many websites today to create awareness of the latest attempts of corporate America to control the internet. Take a look at craigslist today.Internet...

Back on the Water

Jan 12, 2012
Back on the Water

Just before Christmas we packed up our bags to spend the holiday season with our families – a couple of days with Jeff’s family in San Jose and a couple of weeks with my family in Central Pennsylvania. Tom Cat was not happy about our travel plans ...

A Series of Unexpected Events

Dec 30, 2011
A Series of Unexpected Events

Surreal would be my best adjective for 2011. Of course phenomenal paddling is to be expected when one's regular paddling playground is the Mendocino Coast. However, 2011 seemed to be the year of the unexpected.As I reflect on 2011, I recall regularly...

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