Feels like “forever” since I since posted something. I keep saying that I’m going to become more regular, at least once a week, perhaps every other week would be a more realistic goal. We shall see;-)
July was certainly a busy month–2 weeks vacation, during which time I spent it at 2 sea kayak symposiums (Door County and Great Lakes), with some camping on the shore of Lake Superior in between the two. That was quickly followed with three days working with Ben Lawry at Rutabaga. Then August, which absolutely flew by. And, here we are September–the end of summer???
I’m also ramping up my work on the Lake Michigan Water Trail again. It’s exciting to find that the Wisconsin DNR is involved now, along with many other agencies, organizations, and individuals, on the local, state and federal levels. This fall we are planning some “discovery” sessions (one north and one south) to bring some interested parties together.
So, today–Labor Day–Carla and Margaret came over from Madison to paddle the big lake with Silbs and I. After waiting out the lightning we launched and paddled south into a rather strong head wind. Then we “flew” back. Got a good view of Air Force One as it approached General Mitchell Field.
Coming up the end of the month is an ACA Instructor Certification Exam, followed by an Instructor Update the second weekend in October, which pretty much marks the end of the kayak instructing for the season–unless something else pops up of course.
As they always say, “as one door closes, another one opens.” So it is with me–as the kayak instruction comes to a close for the season, the CPR instruction picks up. In early November I attend the American Heart Association’s “roll-out” of the new CPR procedures. Did you know that the procedures change every 5 years based on the ongoing research and scientific studies in emergency cardiac care (ECC)? Then the roll out continues to all the other instructors, and being on the faculty of a training center (First Aid Plus), I will be involved in teaching the new procedures to all the other instructors.
So, a busy summer, and a busy fall and winter coming up. But, I’m really going to try and post more here–I’ve actually got several things I want to post on. Now we’ll see how I do. Stay tuned!