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Intro kayaking trip

Sunday, September 11, 2011

My friend Peter and I led an intro kayaking trip today to the south end of Cayuga Lake for the Cornell Outing Club. We brought three undergrads with us.

Here we are, tying the boats onto my car:


Once we got to the launching spot we had them try attaching their skirts to the boat and practice exiting:


Next we got them into the water and had them practice flipping over and pulling the skirt off and demonstrate that they could get out without panicking:


After that we paddled over to a nearby park, chasing ducks and seagulls, practicing our forward and sweep strokes:


Then we stopped for lunch, ate, and returned in a light rain. Here's a GPS track of our journey with more pictures:
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I felt mostly OK, although at one point one of my legs fell asleep. It was the same side that had the stiff knee yesterday.

Now I'm home and looking forward to relaxing the rest of the day with the cats. A storm just rolled in and there's a nice sound of rain on the roof. A perfect afternoon to stay inside and nap.
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