Sunday, July 04, 2010

Sea Kayaking

Introductory class:

Lesson #1. Sea kayaks - size, shape, length...

Lesson #2: Skirts (or to make the men more comfortable, kilts) Always remember, "high is dry."
Lesson #3: Life jackets and oars
Lesson #4: Adjusting legs and securing "kilts".


Not sure why they all look half -asleep, because they were super excited and ready to go.

During our lesson, an eagle caught a fish and an osprey tried to steal his catch.
Our instructor said that it was the 1st time he had ever been upstaged by a bird.
At that particular moment, we were not the greatest students, but he was a kind teacher and overlooked our momentary distraction and excitement.

And then 2 eagles...
What a show!


And were off...
straight for "Eagle Island".

Bald Eagle

Kingfisher

Taking a break at Clam Island to refuel and relax.


Bilge pump

Snack time - water and granola bars
You gotta make sure to provide "fuel" for the "engine".

The "cold" pose.
Oh, so cold.

A crab (actually, just the shell)
Who knew the bilge pump would turn out to be so much fun?

Proof that I did actually go on this little excursion.

On the way back, we rigged a tarp and sailed more than halfway home - loved it:)

3 comments:

sarah said...

Brilliant! I love sea kayaking. For Sonya's bachelorette party we went on a two-day sea kayak excursion where we kayaked out to an island off the Nova Scotia coast, had a BBQ, with steak, baked potatoes, strawberry shortcake, and "ocean-cold" drinks. Then we portaged a bit and kayaked home the next day. It was so memorable!

K. Humby said...

Looks like ya'll had a lot of fun!!! Good thing I wasn't there, huh? Hope you didn't argue too much with the teacher. lol!

Guess, I would not have been too good of a student either with two bald eagles in sight! Beautiful!!!

Rachel said...

You know, I did actually tell the teacher about our little screaming episode (hilarious, because it is so out of character for us - LOL)