Tuesday, July 1, 2014
New Thing: Kayaking
This weekend I did a two-day Intro to Kayaking course. What a hoot!
I did do some canoeing when I was much younger, but this is the first time I've ever been in a kayak and I loved it! I especially loved it because I didn't flip over and have to do any wet exits!
There were eight students in our group, plus two instructors. All-together, a cool bunch of people.
The pace of the course was leisurely and we spent most of our time on the water - Lake Ontario - rather than on land just listening to instructions. My paddling needs a lot of work - I can't seem to go even kind of straight yet, but so what? I'll just blame wind and waves. Saturday was actually a bit choppy and wavy (which to me made it even more fun!), and Sunday was calm but hotter than hell.
I could see myself writing in a kayak scene in a future PI Sasha Jackson mystery - and if I do, you can be sure she'll tip it over and get herself soaked!
Update (Photo) added July 24th: