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.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kayak's First Accidental Roll!

The kayak on the cart we are modifying, at Saturday Night Cove.
So who is the winner of the pool on when Deb will first dump in the new kayak?  Not so fast folks...

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Starting to Panic...

Just some of the electronics for the expedition.
So little time left.  So much to do!  Starting to panic...

Saturday, May 24, 2014

What others are saying about the expedition...

Joey Schott, the design wizard, and Deb before putting the kayak in the water for the first time.
Here are links to a couple of a couple of articles about the expedition.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Read Joey Schott's Blog about Building the Kayak for the Expedition

Deb in the kayak Joey redesigned!
For those of you who are into the nitty gritty of boat building, check out Joey Schott's blog about all the design challenges in turning a sixteen year old Chesapeake Light Craft kayak I built (and almost completed) into my ideal expedition kayak.  He describes this as: "An ambitious project, perhaps the most challenging to date of my building career."  

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Another Expedition about to reach it's final goal!

Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters are skiing pulling their sleds, even swimming at times, for an unsupported expedition from Ellesmere Island to the North Pole.  You can follow the final push to the pole by the Last North Expedition at:

They are using the Delorme inReach satellite communication system to automatically generate these maps.  We will do the same for the Kayak For Safe Passage Kids expedition.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Paddles, fears and phones

The three paddles I tried today, as the dark weather rolls in.
First day with the new kayak on the water in Maine.  Great fun trying out three different paddles.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

On Guatemalan TV Tonight!

Tuti Furlan
You can watch me on TV tonight at about 10:00 pm EDT (8:00 pm Guatemalan time).