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Kayak explorers Safety class--I am bruised


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Originally uploaded by annexensen

Nov 2- our kayak explorers group met with Terry Brawley -www.easykayaking.net-who instructed us in proper paddling as well as what to do if you capsize. We all practiced capsizing and getting back in our boats....Two dolphins swam by---a cormorant fished all around our boats, and a huge flock of pelicans soared overhead. The water was a bit chilly and it was somewhat windy but it was a great training class. Its not too easy getting back in the boat even with a SOT type kayak. The difficulty is hoisting yourself up into the boat with your PFD on and not getting stuck on all the boat knobs..etc. I am really glad I got this new boat because it is at least possible for me to get back in--especially with a paddle float as an assist-however I am bruised up a bit. Also it doesn't fill with water at all.

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