So she can do this.
Hat Tip: Alice. Check out Alice’s post to learn about what is actually happening in this video.
Ha,that was great Greg.
Having spent some time recently kayaking on the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, I have to say kudos to Dave. Great vid thanks.
Just make sure it’s not a concrete kayak.
And also make sure she knows how to flip back upright. Your local kayak center should have classes, usually in a swimming pool. Getting in and out also take quite some practice. Then of course there’s the choice of kayak type. Short and broad (rapids, highly maneuverable), long with rudder (touring), sit on top, sit inside with splash barrier, … And never, ever, go out alone until she is quite proficient and a great swimmer also.
Kayaks are the bicycles of the boating world — responsive to your body position and lots of fun.
She’s done quite a bit of ocean kayacking so far, in the Galapagos and Southern California. Which is why I hate her, of course.
Apparently they made it easier to get out of the things, by the way. And in, probably
What I noticed was how sharp a turn that tug was making. Short wheel base (so to speak) plus a high center of gravity means trouble. What you saw in the video was an aquatic version of flipping an SUV.
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