Monday, August 27, 2012

Groundhog Day!

Ever seen the movie Groundhog Day?

For those that haven't, Bill Murray is a meteorologist that gets stuck in a time warp.  He is on a dreaded special assignment covering Groundhog Day in Punxatawney, PA.  Every morning - 6:00am flashes on the alarm clock followed by the radio announcer "Good Morning - It's Groundhog Day!!!"

Working seven days a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day, I kind of get that time warp feeling.  Getting up and doing bookkeeping and sending email confirmations followed by answering the phone, renting out kayaks, teaching kayaking, and guiding tours.

In Groundhog Day, Bill Murray was stuck in Groundhog Day until he got things right.  It is fun guiding some of the same trips a little differently each day.  Of course the wildlife is wildlife and varies.

We also get to mix things up a bit guiding quiet wildlife watching tours on the Noyo ,

 (wildlife watching people or people watching wildlife?)

teaching whitewater of the sea (rock gardening in whitewater kayaks),

and guiding sea kayak rock gardening and coastal exploration trips along different stretches of the Mendocino Coast.

And getting to play in the surf zone.  Perhaps my time warp is improving my surfing skills.

It's not a bad thing, but I am definitely looking forward to September when I might get a leisurely morning at home with a cup of tea, a good book, and Tom Cat in my lap or maybe even a multi-day kayak surf safari.

If you call Liquid Fusion Kayaking after Labor Day, don't be surprised if you get a voicemail message - "Gone Surfing."

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