Thursday, July 23, 2009

White Water Kayaking in Canada

Well, Here's what I've been doing on my vacation... hitting all the white water I can find. This is a picture that my son took of me on "Gull River". We hit this about three days after we hit the great Ottawa River. There aren't many pictures from that adventure, though because my son and I were just trying to stay alive through the class 4-5 (on a scale of 1 to 5) rapids. This surfing hole was located at the bottom of a run called "Otter Slide" in which the water rushes down rocks to a depth of abut 3 feet and then back up and into run off water. We learned that we were getting into some major running water when we read in a brochure that "if you have to bail [out of your boat] before you reach Otter Slide, abbandon you're boat and swim to shore as hard as you can." Needless to say, my son and I had hit some of the most extreme white water thus far in our lives.

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