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Kayaking the Dan River


Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Yesterday my son Cliff switched work days with a co-worker so he could go kayaking with me. We headed up to the Dan River. It turned out to be a beautiful day and we had a wonderful time. This is a short 2 1/2 minute video of little pieces taken from my Clip Video camera. Unfortunately my battery died and I missed capturing Cliff being flipped out of his kayak in the last (and largest) set of rapids. It was actually pretty funny! (Sorry for the humming sound of my camera in the waterproof housing.)
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NORWOODGIRL 5/24/2013 9:54PM

    Great video. Kayaking is on my "have to do it!" list. Bet Cliff was glad your battery died. emoticon

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ANDYLIN90 5/24/2013 1:34AM

    Loved taking this journey with you.

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WORLDSERIES11 5/23/2013 12:30AM

    So beautiful!! I've always wanted to try kayaking, but never thought I was capable of doing it....it looks so serene and fun!! Thanks for sharing!!

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DOODIE59 5/22/2013 10:49PM

    Wow! That is so beautiful! It's so neat to have a "bird's eye" view of the river:) Is the river so muddy because it is late Spring run off?
Thank you so much for sharing; you took me away to another place.
Deirdre

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 5/22/2013 7:49PM

    Nice video! I have been daydreaming of the day I can get out in my kayak (it's quite a bit colder up here in North Dakota). Soon...

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LIVINGFREE19 5/22/2013 5:36PM

    Looks like fun, and Great exercise!

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GOLFGMA 5/22/2013 4:28PM

    Cindy, you are so adventurous and I love that you have Tommy and Cliff who follow and support you. My son and his family (2 boys 13 and 16) love kayaking on the Dan. One of these days I'm gonna try vlogging.
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_JODI404 5/22/2013 4:18PM

    It looks so scenic and peaceful!!

Yes, very unfortunate that you didn't get to capture his flip! emoticon
Your memory will have to do.

I love how much fitness you get having fun outdoors!!

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SUSANNAH31 5/22/2013 12:29PM

    What a beautiful time spent with nature. I love kayaking.

And your son looks like a sweetheart!



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SKIPPYDOG 5/22/2013 12:03PM

    I need to go out on my kayak, I get to go soon this weekend YEA!. that is awesome that you had the river to yourselves. Something about the water that calms your soul and mind. Glad that you guys had fun.

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LAST20FORME 5/22/2013 11:50AM

    Looks so peaceful. It seemed you had the place to yourselves. What a great way to rejuvenate your mind and body


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STR458 5/22/2013 11:21AM

    emoticon take me! take me!

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SHESMITH1 5/22/2013 11:13AM

    Impressive! You are a brave soul!
The only time I was ever on the Dan (probably 30 years ago), we were on a tubing trip and the river was so low we had to carry our tubes in places, with the water being ankle deep. This was enticing.... Might have to try it again - NOT in a kayak! I'm a chicken emoticon

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JACKIE542 5/22/2013 10:59AM

    So beautiful, you had a great day together. emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 5/22/2013 10:42AM

    Looks so beautiful and it made me want to be there or someplace like it so much! You have a good looking son. Glad you two got to have such a great day together!

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