|Robert Rolley recently retired after 34 years as a wildlife biologist. Retirement allows him to devote more time to photography, paddling, birding, and traveling. For thirty-three years Karen Mesmer was a teacher and inspired middle school kids to love science, both in northwest Alaska and Baraboo, Wisconsin. Since retirement she works with teachers and school districts as a science education consultant. She started paddling a canoe when she was a kid and for the past twenty years has paddled recreational boats on small rivers and sea kayaks on bigger water. When Karen and Robert got married, their biggest problem was figuring out what to do with their seven boats. Their solution was to build a boat house.