Life is short, so paddle hard. (Photo by EJ Etherington)

Originally from Cardiff, Wales I moved to Coastal Oregon, USA in 2003, to take a position as a Marine Chemist. Staying 5 years, I became absorbed into the Oregon kayaking scene;  good people, rivers, snow and surf made it hard to leave in 2008.  Now based in Southampton, England, I’m busy getting know the local and not so local spots.

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8 Responses to “ABOUT ME”

  1. 1 Bryce July 30, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Hi Kate,

    I’m one of the guys in the Tahiti/Rogue group that came down through Spencer’s Hole last week. My brother-in-law was the one who got his boat sucked in and spit out! Just wanted to thank you guys for the choice experience of watching you do some incredible maneuvers in the hole that day. It looked like a ton of fun! Nice blog. I work in Corvallis…small world.

    Bryce Covey

  2. 2 Kate July 31, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Hey Bryce

    I emailed you- i have a bunch of photos. I can put them on CD if you would like.


  3. 3 bencivengo September 29, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Sorry to hear you’re gone. You always have a place to stay in Colorado if you need it. Are you working or what? Keeping the ice cold, Brian

  4. 4 David February 16, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Hi Kate,
    You and your mates helped us out with a boat rescue on Sunday and your mate needs a new throw line, if you let me know what sort it was I will try my best with the boat owner. Thanks for all the help

  5. 5 damien rosser July 11, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Hi Kate,
    Great to see your photos of Kayaking in wales! :) I took some photos of you playboating earlier in the year? would you like them?
    Also I can see my surf kayak in one of your pics! :) cheers for that I am now famous!! :)
    (Been some nice surf sessions this year!)

    Cheers again


    Dr D.P.Rosser

  6. 6 jesse lamb November 17, 2009 at 2:06 am

    Its emu’s Bday. We miss u @ the Sandbar. Toby Erin & IKI

  7. 7 Kate Howell November 18, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Aw….i miss you all sooooo much too Jesse. Happy b’day to Erin from me :-) I’ll have to do a suprize visit at somepoint…you have been warned.

  8. 8 Beef August 14, 2010 at 5:41 am

    Hi Kate,

    yeah, got you!

    I love the wold wide web!

    We met us end of Mai 2010 near Versam on the Campground.
    That was a nice evening, I never will forget!

    At the last Day I had no time to wait for you People
    to change our mail- adress,
    but I had to go and pick up my little Daughter,
    I missed her so hard.

    That´s a nice Story about the Glenner…
    I told you befor that the Glenner is nothing for Huf an his Son;-)

    If you and your friends when ever comming down to the Black-Wood Forest
    you`re wellcome to stay in my house.

    I hope you forgive me my horrible english und you can read this shit.

    Greatings @ all,


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