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I did it. Two times. All by myself.
I successfully road (rowed?) my kayak alone. Two times! It’s crazy, right?Last weekend Chris went camping and four wheeling in the Georgia woods with some friends. If you have spent any time visiting this here website, you know that I absolutely did not go with them. Everyone had a better time.
I went to the lake. My first couple of times out kayaking was touch and go, but I was bound and determined that I could do it myself. I grabbed my shades, life jacket, and my trusty whistle and headed down to the pier.
I took a few deep breaths and set my kayak in the water and climbed in. Well, truth be told, it wasn’t as graceful as that sounds. Also, Chris knows me well enough to think ahead and bought this contraption that connects my paddle to my boat. Let’s just give a collective sigh of relief there because otherwise I’d still be floating around out there.
About 30 seconds after I pushed away from the dock, I realized that my kayak had been sitting on the pier and I didn’t think to look all the way inside where my feet were and it occurred to me that a snake could come slithering out of there and then I’d have a heart attack and drown. I told myself that if there had been any creatures in my kayak, all the commotion of boarding it would have scared them to kingdom come.
I was concerned about how I was going to extract myself from the kayak and get back up on the dock, but all was well and I was able to use the ladder. Oddly, the first time went better than the second time. I managed to get out without falling in, but there was quite a bit of water that needed to be drained from my vessel.
I rowed (road?) around the lake and all was well, but for one incident. All the safety information tells you to stay close to the shore line. That way you can get to land if you need to and you stay out of the way of the boats with motors that may run you over. I was sailing along nicely until I passed a neighboring dock and right about the time I was behind his boat the neighbor fired it up. I nearly had a heart attack and started rowing as fast as I could. Fortunately, the guy was safety-minded and looked behind him before backing out.