I am a grandmother paddling alone over 2,500 miles from Maine to Guatemala. Along the way I will be:
- telling the story of the children who live in the Guatemala City garbage dump community
- honoring their entrepreneurial mothers
- talking about the success of the Safe Passage model school and
- raising funds for additional grades for the school.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Back in the saddle!

Heading back to Marian to carry on kayaking to New Bedford on Friday.  Can't wait to get back in the kayak!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


As promised, here's the update on my wrist, arm and shoulder injury.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Paddle Day 20: Calm to Rough

Calm in the Wareham bay
I started paddling early today since the forecast was for high winds in the afternoon.  And it was almost glassy calm at first.

Biking Day 1: Cape Cod Canal

Watching a tanker in the Cape Cod Canal from my host home.
I really was only joking about this becoming a road trip...

Friday, August 15, 2014

Paddle Day 19: Plymouth Landing

Mayflower and my kayak
"Where should I land in Plymouth", I asked.  "Plymouth Rock, of course," was the answer.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tough decision, but the safest option

Linda, Deb and Steve -the decision makers
With charts spread before us, and the marine forecast and tide charts in hand, Linda and Steve brought their sailing experience and local knowledge to bear as we explored the route from Plymouth to Sandwich.

Paddle Day 18: Sneaking between the whitecaps from the wind and the breaking surf from the swells

The helpful dock master at the Scituate Harbor Yacht Club and Bart, Mike and Janet.
The day started out with calm water and a light breeze, as I waved goodbye to my Scituate hosts: Janet, Bart and Mike.