Hey Kayak Dave fans!
I just wanted to take a moment to catch up and apologize for how slow KayakDave.com has been over the past couple of months! This has been a very busy (and exciting) year for me and, unfortunately, the website has taken a back seat.
I was blessed the opportunity to work as a science teacher at a local high school this past September. Let’s just say that the first year of teaching is absolutely CRAZY with all of the lesson planning, lab prep, new teacher classes, ect. I’ve has a lot of teachers over the years but I’ve developed a completely new respect for this profession over the past year! Hard work aside, it was really a great year at school. My students were incredible and I’m not just saying that. They were genuinely amazing human beings and they worked really hard. I absolutely love my new “day job” but I’m happy to see that the summer is here and take a much needed “break” in order to keep Pro Kayaker dreams alive and well!
Oh yeah, in other news, I got engaged this Spring! Hard to believe, right?? So here’s the story… I had been telling my fiance Erin that I had my eyes on a new paddle board for her but she insisted that I spend my money “more wisely.” Little did she know that I had designed and purchased an engagement ring over a year earlier (gasp)! Anyway, I popped the question on Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown this spring during our annual Spring foray to Lands End. Then I gave her the paddle board as an “engagement present.” Luck girl, huh! No, really, I’m the luck one here. She’s amazing!
The good news is that the 2015 kayaking season is off to a great start! I’ve had the time to get out there on a number of paddling trips and I can’t wait to share the trip reports with you. We also have a few bits of gear to review from last year and hopefully a few more pieces on their way in. Stay tuned as the season rolls on