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.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Rotary Club of Unity, Maine is Sponsoring the Expedition

I am so pleased that the Rotary Club of Unity, Maine, my Rotary Club, is sponsoring the Kayak Safe Passage Expedition.

Joey at CLC is turning my wooden kayak bionic with carbon fiber innards

Lovely carbon trusses and bulkhead!
Here's the latest on the redesign work that Joey Schott is doing at Chesapeake  Light Craft.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Breakfast menu and some gear it requires

Turkish tea and yoghurt-granola-fruit-nut-seed mixture at home
Will my usual breakfast at home, that I'm happy to eat every day, work on the expedition?

Friday, January 24, 2014

Chesapeake 18 being redesigned in the CLC shop

Joey Schott is busy turning Deb's Chesapeake 18 into the ideal expedition kayak.  Here's where you can watch the death and rebirth.

Last look at the old version of the Chesapeake 18 built by Deb

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Nutrition: for Deb and for Safe Passage Children

Deb excited as she's about to enjoy RUTF.  What's RUTF?
What should I eat on the Kayak Safe Passage Maine to Guatemala expedition?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Which Kayak Should I Use? Part 2

Deb's kayak ready to launch!
Here's my wish list for the perfect kayak for the expedition.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Which Kayak Should I Use? Part 1

I'm planning a long sea kayak trip - from Maine to Guatemala - The Kayak Safe Passage Expedition. One of the biggest decisions is which kayak to use use.

Deb paddling a traditional cayuca in Guatemala

Friday, January 10, 2014

What's the route?

Google Maps view of the Kayak Expedition to Guatemala
How will I get from Maine to Guatemala on the Kayak Safe Passage Expedition?

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Grandmother Paddles over 2,500 miles to Garbage Dump?

Deb kayaking off the coast of Ellesmere Island

I'm a grandmother who loves to go on solo kayaking expeditions to the Arctic.  So why am I now planning to paddle over 2,500 miles from Maine to Guatemala?