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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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...

Interval Training – Mendo Style

Dec 15, 2011
Interval Training – Mendo Style

I vowed to get stronger, faster, and more skilled this fall/winter and have been trying to stay on track with regular training. With limited hours of daylight and lots of other projects to do, this presents a problem. Fall/winter is also our favorite...

Subdued

Dec 12, 2011
Subdued

Woman on water has been a bit subdued lately as I enjoy the short days and quiet times of fall.I've been stymied and skunked by the surf. After not much surfing over the summer, I jumped in over my head and over-stretched into some trickier breaks wi...

CARS -Crabs, Abs, and Rocks

Nov 22, 2011
CARS -Crabs, Abs, and Rocks

A storm out of the Aleutian Islands is heading our way. The marine forecast for the next couple of days are for gale force winds, combined seas in the 15-20 foot range and rain. As the storm brewed and winds started to pick up, we figured that we bet...

Putting our new Dagger Alchemy sea kayaks to the task

Nov 10, 2011
Putting our new Dagger Alchemy sea kayaks to the task

We are working on planning our 2012 calendar and updating the Liquid Fusion Kayaking website. Lots of time on the computer has me feeling a bit crabby so I figured a good cure for crabbiness might be a little kayak crabbing .We decided to put our new ...

Save Daylight?

Nov 8, 2011
Save Daylight?

I like the end of daylight savings time in the fall. Of course one of the best features is getting that hour back that we gave up in the spring. Yes, it is dark earlier in the evening but it is also light earlier. Growing up on a farm, my body...

Amanitas, Boletes, Chantrelles . . . Oh MY!!!

Nov 3, 2011
Amanitas, Boletes, Chantrelles . . . Oh MY!!!

Mushroom season on the Mendocino Coast is in full swing. We've been enjoying the treasures of the forest and sharing them with others.The Mendocino Wine and Mushroom Festival is a fun way to learn about the mushrooms and enjoy culinary delights with ...

Tales from the Surf Zone

Oct 26, 2011
Tales from the Surf Zone

Would you/Could you launch here?This was the decision that I had to make. We had just finished 3 days of coaching and instructing at the Lumpy Waters Symposium and today was coaches' play day. We critically looked at this surf zone. As we scouted f...