Never been flipped in a kayak…until recently.
Literally, soaked up some first-hand lessons as I was dashing over the rapids next to rather than inside of my kayak.
- No matter how experienced you are, there are always new lessons to be learned.
- Fight your instinct and lean into rather than away from an obstacle.
- No cute turtle picture is worth removing your iPhone from the dry bag.
Thanks to the wonderful folks of the Atlanta Outdoor Club on our Chestatee River adventure, I was able to recover most of my stuff (iPhone was sacrificed to the river) and most of my composure. What a fun, welcoming group of people! Heidi taught me how to spot the deepest water flows when going over baby rapids, and thanks to her, I didn’t tip over again the rest of trip. Here’s what my last run of baby rapids looks like when done right.
“A man of wisdom delights in water.”