All things related to my kayaking experiences and interests, and everything else life throws at me.
Sunday, April 01, 2012
After landing at the finish line of the UFC at noon on Monday March 26, Team B&B spent the afternoon trailering the Mosquito and the Kurger Cruiser. A steak dinner and a good night's sleep followed in St. Petersburg before hitting the road Tuesday for the 12 hour drive back to NC.
A senior with 2 kids grown and flown, married to Paul 30 years, a recently retired medical researcher, and was a sometime adventurer. Now, its ALL about the adventure. I was born and raised in Hawaii, and have a love of the outdoors, camping, the beach, and the ocean. I started paddling with white water in 1981 when I met my husband. My first real sea kayaking experience was actually on a sit-on-top in Kailua Bay on the Island of Oahu in 1987 while we were visiting family. Two children and years later, a chance opportunity to try sea kayaking again in 1996 resulted in a love and passion that provides me with fun, excitement, relaxation and/or exercise, and most of all, adventure. I’ve not stopped since.
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Paddling expeditions have included a 2001 NC coastal expedition, 2003 month-long expedition in SW Newfoundland, 2006 Lake Michigan expedition, 2009 Georgia Coast paddle. Paddling Challenges/Races include 2004 - 2013 WaterTribe Everglades Challenges, 2006 (solo) and 2012 (teamed with son) WaterTribe Ultimate Florida Challenge, 2011-2012 Watertribe NC Challenge, and the 2007 Missouri River 340.
Other challenges have included various triathlons including 2 half Ironman, BCU4* certification, Level 3 ACA Coastal Sea Kayak Instructor Certification. More recently, I've been learning to sail on our home built Core Sound 20 sailboat "Dawn Patrol".
Hopefully much more still to come as I start to work on my HUGE bucket list.