Friday, July 31, 2009

Wanting White Water

When kayaking on a reasonably calm lake loses its excitement, inventing a "white water" adventure saves the day!

This new event ~dock launching the kayaks~ has led to "sideways" "backwards" and "double" versions as well. With paddles, without paddles; with immediate eject, with a race around the buoy... the options are seemingly endless.

These single kayaks were one of our greatest recreational purchases ever! After being introduced to the sport of kayaking by our good friends on a few river trips along the Methow River outside Winthrop (when Peter was 3!), we were hooked!

These kayaks were being sold in the want ads by a family who was moving away from the water. They are sit-on-tops, and very easy for the boys to handle and maneuver. I imagine it won't be long before we are able to take these boats out into the open water for bigger adventures. But for now, the dock launching can serve as training time.

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