Back in a Kayak
By seanharris on Feb 02, 2008
I promised in a previous post that I would update you on my return to white water kayaking. It was MAGIC!!! It was the first weekend in December when I found my self loading my gear and boat into a mini bus and trailer in a car park in Pangbourne on a VERY cold wet and windy Friday night ready for a long drive to North Wales. The following morning the gales and rain were added to by sleet and snow as I found my self somewhat nervously waiting to get onto the water. River levels everywhere were extremely high and the Tryweryn was on full release. I have often heard the expression "... it's just like riding a bike...." and yet when I purchased a new mountain bike a few years ago after a 15-20 year gap it took me several attempts before I was able to look and feel as if I was not going fall over any second. The kayaking however was completely different. Excuse the pun but it just all came flooding back to me. It felt great.