Do what you love and love what you do.


I am having a conversation with Eddyline regarding their Shasta kayak, my boat of choice for the trip.  They’ve also offered discounted gear.

Bob Bellingham’s Shasta kayak and gear

I will meet with Bob Bellingham this week when he paddles by Cooper’s Landing.  Hoping to pick his brain regarding his trip which began at Three Forks, Montana.  He is headed for St. Louis.  We will also discuss the possibility of me purchasing his Shasta kayak, which he would keep for himself if he didn’t have to fly the boat home to Australia.

My dear niece, Rene Freels from St. Louis, mentioned creating a promotional video for the expedition, and a kick-starter campaign.  Sounds like a good idea.

Discussing ideas with Charlotte Overby, beloved in our river community, and currently River Coordinator for Conservation Lands Foundation.

Researching GPS possibilities.  Is SPOT a form of GPS, or a different system altogether?  Is it enough?  Suggestions welcome.

Student teaching is now pulling on my right hand while expedition planning is pulling on my left.

The more I learn, the greater my vision.

May seems so far away, yet so close.  I long to begin the trip with all of its uncertainties.  The thrill of adventure beckons me.

I will sleep when I get old.

live fast ~ paddle slow


Here is a short clip on what to expect on the lakes regularly:

3 thoughts on “Do what you love and love what you do.

  1. Yes, Spot tracker is a form of GPS where people on the ground can see your progress… This is what was being used for the MR340 race… Scott or Katie Mansker would be able to answer questions about how well the system works. Or some of the other racers on the 340 forum would know as well… I would pose some of your questions on there.

    The kick-starter campaign sounds cool & easy… and sending people to a promotional video helps too. Along with this amazing blog!

    I admire you for finding the time to sort out and move forward on all of this planning… seems like where to start? Its hard to jump in sometimes… but your doing it!

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