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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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    Great video. Kayaking is on my "have to do it!" list. Bet Cliff was glad your battery died. emoticon
    1738 days ago
    Loved taking this journey with you.
    1738 days ago
    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!!
    1739 days ago
  • DOODIE59
    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.
    1740 days ago
    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...
    1740 days ago
    Looks like fun, and Great exercise!

    1740 days ago
    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.
    Great job! emoticon
    1740 days ago
  • _JODI404
    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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    1740 days ago
    What a beautiful time spent with nature. I love kayaking.

    And your son looks like a sweetheart!

    1740 days ago
    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.
    1740 days ago
    Looks so peaceful. It seemed you had the place to yourselves. What a great way to rejuvenate your mind and body

    1740 days ago
  • STR458
    emoticon take me! take me!
    1740 days ago
    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
    1740 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    So beautiful, you had a great day together. emoticon
    1740 days ago
    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!
    1740 days ago
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