posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 04:57 AM
a reply to: Meldionne1
I went to a camp like that when I was a teenager. I've had more seat time in kayaks and boats since, but I learned a TON there.
Made us do Eskimo rolls in a pool before we could go on the trip, learned self rescue, and different strokes. It's been awhile, but it comes back
fast, not unlike driving a stick shift or riding a bike.
Plan on taking some classes and asking, just sort of want a head start on what to expect budget-wise and how often I can actually utilize one since
it's Seattle and we don't always have the greatest weather.
The first time I kayaked was on Lake Union (pretty big lake near Seattle) and I'm still amazed they let me go out in my own ( I was probably 8) while
my parents had a tandem. I ended up flipping over, getting spooked and instead of ripping off the spray skirt I kicked the thing as hard as I could.
I always took swim lessons, both private and my school (private school) shipped us down to the YMCA in downtown Seattle once a week to swim so I
wasn't scared of the water, just being trapped. We flipped the boat though it was a pain in the A, and paddled back with the thing full of water.
Different times I guess. Weird how if anything it made me feel better about kayaking, already been upside down in one, so when I went to that camp
and everyone was freaking out about getting dunked I was thinking, 'shoot, I've done it before, and now I know what to do'.
How long have you been kayaking? I freaking love it. I can't believe I've been away from it for so long! It's such a good feeling gliding along
under your own power, I get this deep sense of peace and feel more connected to the world.