Last night Steve and I went to the usual Tuesday night rolling sessions (see previous post). In the last couple of weeks I had practiced doing rolls with hand paddles and was able to do it pretty well, but once the regular paddle was in my hand I lost it all – two many things to think about at once.
So last night after some warms ups with the hand paddles, I finally did it! I rolled not once, not twice, but about 10 times with the paddle and no assistance!!! Woo hoo, I can roll a kayak! And all thanks to Steve’s wonderful instruction and encouragement 🙂
Now we need to head out on a river. No, no, not a crazy one, just a simple little class 2 – one that doesn’t require rolling as a prerequisite. It should be a lot of fun with our new-found kayaking buddies.