I heard today that my friend Carolyn has died in Nicaragua. She was barely into her 50's.
I'm devastated but my thoughts are with Jim, her husband, her family and her many many friends around the world.
For the past 8 years I've been accompanying Carolyn on canoe trips around the world: to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the USA and Canada. Mostly though we've canoed in France. I was just this week discussing with her about the upcoming season and our new programme on the Ardeche and Tarn in the Cevennes, France.
I can't really think straight at the moment. Here's a picture from the adventure we had last summer in Newfoundland.
And here, from the same trip she's relaxing on the deck at Burgeo (In the blue shirt).