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An active and adventurous spirit, Carolyn Upshaw enjoys participating in a wide variety of outdoor activities in her free time. Ms. Upshaw has taken a particular interest in water sports throughout the years, including scuba diving and snorkeling. An acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, scuba diving has skyrocketed to global popularity over the past few decades among recreational enthusiasts. Ideal for shallow water spots such as the Great Barrier Reef and Hawaiian coastlines, snorkeling also remains a widespread activity among those interested in water activities. Although one can find high-quality scuba diving and snorkeling almost anywhere in the world, some of the most popular spots are located in the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and off the coast of Australia.
In addition to her favorite underwater activities, Carolyn Upshaw enjoys exploring aquatic environments by canoeing and kayaking. Unlike canoeing, which makes use of a single paddle to propel the craft forward, kayaking requires a double-bladed paddle, making it significantly easier for a single person to operate. While undertaking her canoeing and kayaking adventures, Ms. Upshaw relishes every opportunity to explore the natural world and appreciate the outdoors. Carolyn Upshaw also enjoys beachcombing, or searching the beach and intertidal zone for items of interest, such as shells. In her free time, Ms. Upshaw also likes to relax by tanning on the beach.
When not engaging in water sports such as scuba diving and kayaking or spending time at the beach, Carolyn Upshaw derives great pleasure from skeet shooting and airsofting. Skeet shooting, a popular recreational activity among gun enthusiasts like Ms. Upshaw, requires participants to use a shotgun to break clay disks launched into the air at a high velocity. Airsofting refers to a competition wherein opposing teams attempt to eliminate one another by shooting non-metallic pellets at each other using replica firearms. In addition to these numerous recreational activities, Ms. Upshaw enjoys mountain climbing, spelunking, bird watching, parachuting, and planting bonsai trees in her garden. Non-outdoors activities undertaken by Carolyn Upshaw include needlepoint crafts such as knitting and cross-stitching. In addition, Ms. Upshaw takes pleasure in creating origami and smoking fine cigars.