Wow! This past year has been quite different for us. Outside of personal trips, more often than not, to or with family that we haven't seen as much as we like in the past decade, we've been pretty close to home.
We have also both shifted gears, calling time on our intensive travel schedule, teaching kayaking, week in and week out. The road warrior lifestyle has been rewarding and challenging in equal measure, with so many friends world-wide. It has, however, been a wonderful change of pace to become much more familiar with our local environs, one of the very few places in the northeast where we can kayak one day and be in the highest mountains in new England the next!
We have both overcome some physical challenges along the path of these changes. But it hasn't stopped us from paddling most of the coast of Maine along the MITA trail this fall, a spectacular and challenging experience, as well as enjoying local paddles, several mountain bike runs and a heck of a lot of of skate skiing in order to regain and maintain good health through our passion for living outside, activities that we have had generally too little time for in the past.
We both, but especially Cheri, will find time, here and there, going forward to teach and mentor as time and opportunity permit. It is the natural order of things that the only constant, in living full lives, is change. Three years ago, Cheri started studying to become a nurse, and one year ago she she became a practicing RN. She is now fitting a per diem work schedule into her very busy life. Turner is becoming much more involved in importing Rebel kayaks and building custom SOF, as well as trying to wrestle the still long list of projects at the Barn to a happy draw.
If you have become used to seeing us on our travels, perhaps it is time to come see us? We're available for sessions on the water, be it salt or fresh seas. We'll be around, and we'll also be out and about. A slower, more relaxed and enjoyable pace for sure.
We'll be posting the occasional event here on this page as we keep moving on!
September 13th-15th A NEW Greenland event, poised for skinny stickers. Hosted by Liz Johnson, of MIKCO. Cheri and Turner are honored to mentor at this 'local 2 us' event
October 13-15th @Sea Kayak Georgia!… Cheri is excited to be back at Tybee Island teaching at this new event for women called Sea Swans.
More news soon, round the next headland...
Cheri & Turner