March 10th, 2014

Out on the water

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We got the new kayaks out on the water today, with the air temperature at 70F but very cold water. The first efforts at paddling told us that we will be using different muscles with the flat leg positions in these Greenland kayaks.

We both tried rolling, but we had forgotten to "burp" Trudy's dry suit. With her dry suit all inflated, all she cold do was a same-side roll. I had a little difficulty getting over as well, but made a full roll. The cold water induced brain-freezes limited us to one rolling session each.