Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Year 2014!!!

As 2014 comes to a close, I am a little bit remiss about not keeping my blog regularly updated.  The primary reason is that I have been spending more time outside and less time on the computer.  The result has been many fine adventures and misadventures and a very happy me.
Tahoe Lounge Chair
Surf kayaking and mountain biking continue to feed my soul.  Of course life is even better with friends to share it with including 2 of my favorite guys - 
Tom Cat
Jeff and I camping in the Redwoods along the Eel River.
3 new dancing partners (boats) came into my life this year - It has been challenging and fun learning the nuances of each.  Of course my favorite place to dance is in the surf.
Jackson Kayak Karma RG
Jackson Kayak Star  Photo by David C. Smith
Surf Kayak
Most days, I am content at home on the Mendocino Coast - redwood forests, rock gardens and surfzones and my garden.
Nothing beats fresh veggies from the garden!
On occasion it is fun to take a jaunt off the coast and play elsewhere.  Trips this year included our Spring Run Off Trip to the RedwoodsFall on the Lost Coast, Mountain Biking in Tahoe, and a Wintery White Thanksgiving with my family in Pennsylvania
The Abominable Snowman
Lumpy Waters Symposium in Pacific City, Oregon Photo by Jason Self
Of course, I am stoked to be back home and hoping to spend most of the winter on the Mendocino Coast - surfing, mt biking, and mushroom hunting.  Yes, we are having a bountiful mushroom season.
Feast from the Forest - Hedgehogs, Black Trumpets, Yellow Feet, and Golden Chanterelles
This is only a snapshot of the adventures of 2014.  Thanks to all of my family, friends, and students that have shared the adventures with me in 2014.  I am looking forward to many more in 2015.  I enjoy writing and sharing my experiences and promise to make an effort to get my blog on in 2015.