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, March 28, 2014

Why do I push myself to kayak to Guatemala?

Travelling in the Arctic.  Seeing the work of those who went before.  Knowing we all are connected.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Story of the Two Deb Walters

Deb Walters and Deb Walters at Canoecopia
I met my alter ego at Canoecopia in Madison, Wisconsin a few weeks ago.  Like me she's in her early 60's.  Like me she likes to kayak.  Like me, she's recently started a kayaking blog.  Like me she raises money for projects to help others.  And now she has amazed me once again!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Can I paddle right to Guatemala City?

The Guatemala City garbage dump showing the ravine that the river runs through on the left
Would it be possible to paddle right to the garbage dump?  Rio Dulce and Lago de Izabal are prime sailing destinations in Guatemala, so I had originally planned to paddle up the Rio Dulce to go inland towards the dump.