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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:

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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KAYOTIC 9/13/2011 9:50AM

    Wish I was closer, I could do some kayaking....guess I really do need to look for something like this out here, or just rent them at the lake!

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    You are a true inspiration to all of us on spark people. I love you sharing blogs like this due to the fact that this is the life so many of us are craving to do!

You are amazing!



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DDOORN 9/12/2011 10:55PM

    Great way to spread your love of kayaking...I'm sure they could pick up your infectious enthusiasm!! :-)


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ANNE7X7 9/12/2011 1:44PM

    Can you move closer to me so I can take your intro to kayaking?

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 9/11/2011 5:36PM

    naw. I'm nice to the noobs. Peter was a noob once, and he got into it so much that he's better than I am, now!

I need a Krew to paddle with, and this is one of the places I get them - I MAKE them. LOL

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    Do you do a little n00b p0wning on the lake just for initiation?

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IMNAHA 9/11/2011 4:30PM

    That looks like so much fun! I used to river raft when I was younger and loved it. emoticon

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HOAGIE22 9/11/2011 4:27PM

  Git Er Done!!

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