Friday, September 19, 2008


That's right, folks, I am the proud new owner of my very own whitewater kayak!!

So here's the basic chain of events leading up to this glorious day:

September 2007: Captain Awesome takes a kayaking class at EWU and starts bugging everyone he knows to give it a try.
September 2007-March 2008: Captain Awesome and friends relentlessly hound me to try this new sport
March 2008: I finally take the plunge and start learning the basics at Open Pool nights.
April 2008: My first time out on the river. Bad idea, nearly died : ).
May 2008: I take the Intro to Whitewater Kayaking class through Epic Adventures at Eastern.
July-August 2008: I'm back on the river, running class II and III rapids on the Spokane and Clark Fork. I get my roll!
September 2008: Combat rolls. NEW BOAT!


Cait the Bait said...


The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Wow, I have never seen a kayak like that before. I'm more of a sedate ocean kayaking kind of guy.

Jillian said...

IR--Yes, whitewater kayaks are quite a bit different than the norm. Normal kayaks (usually called touring or sea kayaks) are made to slice cleanly through the water, but whitewater kayaks are made to turn quickly around obsticles and to go over, rather than through, the waves. This makes for a much more roller-coastery ride : )