We spent an afternoon at the local lake practicing our kayaking skills. Notes to see what we have improved next time we go out:
- Isaac failed his first combat wet exit, but then did his best practice wet exit yet.
- Emilie’s sculling brace is weak enough that Isaac can tip her over. Trudy, though, could stay upright.
- Similarly, Emilie can’t scull up to a forward finishing roll, despite being able to hand roll onto the back deck.
- Tyson’s offside roll doesn’t work. He needs to stretch more.
- John’s roll works, but he only holds his paddle close when people are watching.
- Tyson and Emilie can paddle both forward and backward around a rock while only paddling on the inside. Trudy can only paddle around it backwards. And three people was too much traffic around the rock, so John got bumped out.
- Isaac learned that he can paddle harder siting up straight rather than slouching over.
- Tyson and Isaac held paddle swimming races to see who could catch Grandma.
- Isaac’s skin on frame doesn’t have enough floatation bags yet. It’s hard to empty. Tyson’s Anas Acuta is way heavier than John’s similar size Rebel kayak.
We also did a quick paddle. Isaac loved finding water lilies and paddling through the grass. Tyson found a painted turtle and a raft of ducks.