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, April 30, 2014

Girl Power in Kayaking!

This article reminded me I was an accidental early leader in the semi-nude paddling movement. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Recycled Kayak: finished and fast!

Joey Schott and Deb with the kayak before its sea trial
Imagine the perfect expedition kayak made almost exclusively out of parts of old kayaks and left over scrapes from other boat building projects.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Finding my way from Maine to Guatemala

Deb visiting some of the team at Richardsons' Maptech
How will I navigate from Maine to Guatemala?  Will I use a GPS?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kayak nears completion!

Lots of clamps holding the cockpit coaming on while it sets.
I'm so excited as my kayak, being custom designed by Chesapeake Light craft, nears completion!   I get to see it in person for the first time this weekend!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The homes of the families in the garbage dump community

A street in the garbage dump community
The last post was about the tent that will be my home for the year while I kayak from Maine to Guatemala.  Thinking about that made me think about the homes of the families in the garbage dump community.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Here's where the expedition will start!

Yarmouth Town Landing
Looks a little bitter cold now, but once spring arrives and the ice melts the Yarmouth Town Landing will look more inviting for kayaking.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

They say we're on the magazine cover...

Children of Safe Passage
Is it an April Fool's joke?
No.  Check out the April 2014 edition of Atlantic Coastal Kayaker.  The cover story is about the Kayak for Safe Passage Kids expedition.  You can read it on our website under the Media buttton: Atlantic Coastal Kayaker Article

Well, actually, it is a little slight of hand, as the cover photo is generic kayakers - a photo the editors choose to represent our expedition.