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.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Paddle Day 13: Almost made a big mistake, then great fun in Marblehead

Early morning departure from Gloucester, trying to get to Marblehead in time to speak at the Boston Yacht Club with the Marblehead Rotarians.  In approaching House Island, I thought it would be fun to weave between the islands, and then head over to Marblehead.  There were swells rolling right towards the islands.  Now you could see House Island...

House Island ahead

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Paddle Day 10: Zen talk, Cheering boats, and Caught like a fish

Selfie with Rob, who joined me for a few hours
Great sendoff from New Castle Island, with Jewish and Muslim Israeli youth singing for me on the beach!  

Friday, July 25, 2014

Five hours with the NHPTV film crew and Willem Lange

With the great guys from NHPTV
Over two days I spent 5 hours with the great guys from New Hampshire Public TV, filming for the award winning Windows to the Wild show with Willem Lange.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Storms, Rashes and Blisters

Glad to be sitting this storm out in comfort
Glad I arrived a day early to New Castle.  Means I didn't have to paddle through this storm.   Inclement weather is so much more enjoyable when sitting on a lovely deck on shore!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Paddle Day 9: Leaving Maine!

Leaving York Harbor
After all of my anticipation of a tough paddle into Portsmouth...