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.