Monday, February 23, 2009

Quick Note:

Our schedule for 2009 is now on the site calendar. We will be adding dates as we confirm some additional events.

Included this year:
  • Greek Isles - We are heading back in '09!
  • New tours and instructional courses
  • ACA Assessments - test your ability!
  • Cuttyhunk Crossing has August we head to the islands!
Another new bit of tech we will be rolling out in the next while is a Google Calendar with all of our offerings but more on that later.

New faces will be joining our staff this year and many familiar faces will be returning so swing by for a visit, renew acquaintances and meet the new folks.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Baby Steps

Luke stands with feet slightly wider than his shoulders looking at me. I move to the door and sit on my heels holding out my arms. A smile splits his face from ear to ear and a sparkle enters his eyes as he takes his first 3 steps.

I lift him while hooting and hollering and turn to show him triumphant to his father. Luke doesn't giggle or move at all. I look down to find him smiling to himself. He looks up at me and gives me his public smile.

What does this have to do with kayaking? Nothing other than most everything we do is learned in baby steps and he is now 3 steps closer to kayaking.

Luke continues to refuse to walk for his father by falling down in gales of laughter. Now I am in on the joke too.

Monday, February 2, 2009


Water laps at the sides of my face, threatening to wash over my cheeks. As I lose myself in the grey expanse of the ceiling, muted sounds flow through the pool. Muscles in my waist feel stretched as they make the turn to my legs which cant my boat away from me. In my hands is the paddle I don’t really need, one end by my hips the other angling off over my shoulder. The blade slides easily back and forth across the surface of the water with minimal direction. I bob as more muted sounds make their way through the water to my ears. Someone is having fun splashing around. My eyes close. I am relaxed, enjoying a private moment of balance.