I promised Karen and her Husband John I would try and stay up to date with her journey through the Channel Islands, off the coast of California. Karen and I never got a chance to catch up yesterday as planned, so I am doing my best to find info from various other sources, until we can communicate directly. The coverage below is from a couple of different areas, including ABC News in Los Angeles, and her own personal Twitter Feed, @karenwrenn. As soon as I hear from Karen or John, I will update this page with the latest news and info.
Karen Wrenn, 37, of Long Beach is attempting to paddle between all eight of the Channel Islands consecutively in what could be a record-breaking adventure. Wrenn is a champion stand-up paddler and a mother of two. (KABC Photo below)
Long Beach woman takes crack at paddle record
Monday, February 07, 2011
LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — A Long Beach woman is set to take off Monday on what could be a record-breaking adventure.
Karen Wrenn, 37, is attempting to paddle between all eight of the Channel Islands consecutively.
She was scheduled to paddle out Monday morning to begin her six-day, 150-mile journey.
Wrenn is a champion stand-up paddler and a mother of two.
Karen Wrenn © Kaenon Polarized
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On way to Santa Barbara Island – 6 hours away. Plan to #Paddle 38 tomorrow in strongest winds trip
Earlier today paddling on my #Naish 17 Glide away from Santa Barbara Island
I got some company for last few miles today! Wyms from #Kaenon joined me
Back on the boat after finishing second leg – 18 miles. Feeling great. Weather cooperating so far
20 minutes until I jump into water – I’m using @Kialoa Methane paddle with Hawaiian print
Just parked boat at Cat Harbor