I got to meet another of my favourite bloggers yesterday! (That’s three blog meet-ups now, and they’ve all been great. I highly recommend it).
This time it was Mad Hatter‘s turn. She’s in town for a few days, and had a long enough window in her busy schedule that I got to take her kayaking! It was a very windy day for this time of year, so my promised “leisurely paddle no more than 20 metres from the beach” turned into a solid two hour workout, during which we had to fight to get the boat to turn back towards shore from the middle of the harbour. But despite being a novice kayaker, Mad Hatter paddled like a pro and didn’t let the wind or waves phase her. She even claimed to enjoy herself! No eagles out yesterday unfortunately, but we did spot a seal, some cormorants, a tern, and assorted gulls.
Meeting a blogger is a bit of a weird experience, with elements of both a blind date and a catch-up with an old friend. You really can get a decent impression of what someone’s like from their blog, and indeed Mad Hatter was much as I expected her to be – smart, funny, and with lots of common ground to talk about! Our animated conversation about blogging, science, pets, and life in general continued after the kayaking, on Vancouver’s best patio…
Thanks mate! I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay!
- How did Massimo guess who I was meeting on his first try?
- What would his other two guesses have been?