Thursday, July 14, 2011
Yesterday, we went to Woodcock Dam for a intro to canoeing. Most of us had been canoeing before, but for some of us this was the first time. Before we got on the water, we had a lecture about different types of life jackets, which was actually really interesting because we got to wear the life jackets. It was two people to a canoe. The person in the bow was the less experienced and smaller paddler, whereas it was the opposite for the person in the stern. Each pair had to unload and carry their canoes from the trailer to the water. Once on the water, we learned some useful strokes for manuvering. To test it out, Keith Edwards, our guide, pointed us toward a spot on the opposite side of the dam to paddle toward in a straight line. However, the few boats that did go to the opposite side couldn't hear the shouts to come back though because they were upwind. Fortunatly, everyone made it back to the right side of the dam. when we docked and put the boats back on the trailer, I had lots of fun tying down all of the boats.(I guess I was missing crew). Overall a very fun and relaxed experience for everyone!