Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pool It!

It's dark out, it's cold, it's windy. It may even rain. A perfect time to go kayaking -- in a pool!
Richard, Louise, Paula and I spent yesterday evening practising at Crystal Pool.

Richard was the first in the pool, and the first to go over.
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Paula soon joined him....
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...and so did Louise.
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We practised our sculls, bracing, wet exits and rescues. I worked on hip flicks on the side of the pool, while Paula concentrated on doing scoop rescues. Richard worked on scrambles, while Louise practised her paddle float self-rescue.
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And we all got too much chlorinated water up our noses! But it was a fun evening!
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My pictures are here.


  1. the bruises on my arm were red this morning, by 1:30 they were a brownish colour and are on their way to turning another shade. Found some bumps too. All in good fun. Want to do that eskimo rescue that Paula tried with Richard, the scramble & the scoop again.

  2. Looks like I was having wayy too much fun. I got nothing but a lightly torn wetsuit out of the deal.

  3. I managed to keep my wetsuit intact.... but I do have some interesting bruising around my left knee. :)

  4. bruise bruise bruise bruise (sung to the tune of the hockey cheer, or spam spam spam spam, your choice)