At least the rain held off for much of the day. The afternoon was filled with wet exits and kayak play in preperation for the symposium that actually gets going tomorrow. The water is a tad brisk up here and you certainly don’t want to be in the water too long without the proper gear. That’s always the hard part for folks just getting into the sport. You hate to spend all that money on gear when you’re not 100% sure you’re going to love it. Not a bad idea being cautious, but it does make for some chilly experiences early on.
There’s more than one way to play with your kayak. In this little exercise the class lines up their boats and takes turns crawling over the hulls.
Kieth Wikle is holding the record for annual sports related injuries. At least he got out to paddle for a few minutes. . .
Hanna hanging out in her brand new kayak. It’s a Valley by the way. . .
Lots of folks asking about and test paddling my Rockpool Alaw Bach this year. (Doug on the other hand is happy with his Betsie Bay!!) It’s fun to watch people discovering all the little things I love about my baby for the first time. Thankfully Rockpools are on their way to becoming available in the States. Anticipation is always a good thing!
Lots of test boats provided by Valley. What’s their thing with gray recently??