On the Water
Living on Salmon Beach afforded me an opportunity to not only live on the water, but to spend more time on it and exploring it. I was kayaking a bit on lakes in Arizona before I moved to Washington, but not anything serious. That changed quickly.
The homeowner made his 18 ft, 21 inch bean Seda sea kayak available to me. With PFD in hand and knowing very little, I headed out from under the house and into the Tacoma Narrows. Not smart by any means!
I was hooked!
I did some research and bought an older 16 & 1/2 ft plastic Current Designs Squall GTS, some basic safety gear, and off I paddled. Now I’m a bit obsessed with the sport. The idea of being able to pack up the essentials and to head off on an adventure, to be self sufficient, to be in control of where I go and when I get there….
As my passion for sea kayaking has grown, I have shifted more and more out of the rat race to living the life I want. I made a change in my core business, shifting to an agency model. It allows me to limit my role while still providing some income.