A Family Adventure

Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Friday paddling

July 3, 2009
Emilie Phillips

Friday we took our day off to go paddling. We went to the southern portion of Cape Ann, what will be the last segment of the race. There weren’t many waves, but there was a bit of chop. The day started off badly with us putting in late and grumpy. Tyson complained that I was still trying to tip the boat over. And we weren’t going nearly fast enough. Then Tyson’s back started complaining about his backband which we later figured out had loosed up. This caused Tyson to tense up. The one lesson we did learn from the surf skis is that once you tense up, they become ten times tippier. So he ended up bracing while I paddled most of the way back. It was pretty much a disaster, we didn’t go nearly far enough or fast enough.

Previous training day with surf skis.

Next Blackburn training day.