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.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Paddle Day 66: Duck Hunting, Rubber Duckie and Tundra Swan

A wonderful gift: a new sticker
A very calm day for the birds, with the constant sounds of the gun shots from the duck hunters, a touching gift of a rubber duck sticker, and a sighting of a tundra swan.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Paddle Day 65: Fast Ride to NC, Passed the 900 mile mark, and Pungo fun

Debbie helping Deb get started for the day
On another cold day, the wind and current pushed me quickly from Virginia to North Carolina and past the 900 mile mark!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Paddle Day 62: Big Ships, Navy Police and the End of the Chesapeake Bay!

Navy Police herding kayakers out into the shipping channel.  Yikes!
Finished up Chesapeake Bay by crossing Hampton Roads, joined by four local kayaking experts, and herded by the Navy Police out into the path of large ships in the shipping lanes.

Sharing Safe Passage stories leads to amazing generosity

John and Andy donate their report card money
I've had three days of telling the Safe Passage story, and the response has been overwhelming.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Paddle Day 61: Fighter Jets, Live Bombs and Kayak Sinking

George is blazing!
It was an exciting day with military activities, and then heading to shore with a sinking kayak!