Thursday, May 31, 2012

Getting Prepared

Fortunately, there are several active canoe and kayak clubs in the area.  Several highly experienced members are willing to help the new folks.  During PaddleSport this year, Dan K. arranged for me to borrow a boat from Andrew F. and related gear to get started while my boat was manufactured and delivered weeks later.  KCCNY's weekly pool sessions proved invaluable, especially thanks to Ellen M. who in a few short weeks taught me to roll the kayak.  Monica & Butch provided instruction on two Delaware River trips. Jim M. of the HRCKC provided on-the-water lessons in paddling in proper form as well as well thought out gear tips.  Then it was up to me to practice on the lake at nearby Overpeck Park.  Huge Thanks to all who helped me get ready!

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