Saturday, September 6, 2008

A Kayak at the Pace of Walking


Yep -- I paddled beside a pedestrian, a girl no less. For about an hour twenty minutes. We were at exactly the same pace. I was in the water and she was in the path on shore. ... She laughed and smiled and said "Hi." The truth is -- I can't paddle any faster than a woman walking.

I was thinking I might be able to paddle some twenty miles a day. I guess not. Never mind that. I guess I'll have to drive to Alaska.

I paddled today out towards the bay, I felt the afternoon wind and imagined the bay with it. A large motor boat made a huge wake and I instinctively turned toward it and powered the bow up to meet it. It was large and broke across the bow, ummm ... but this is a kayak. So we just floated along through it.

It's pretty cool.

4 comments:

Jill said...

Awesome, Shawn!

shawnkielty said...

Thanks Jill-- It's very fun. It's your fault too, because I read that book.

the old bag said...

We girls can walk pretty fast, you know.

shawnkielty said...

Notice that picture above -- something is wrong

Any way Jeanne. I love it when girls go fast