July 19, 2008

Gratuitous Domestic Posting (TM) - Riverine Diversions Division

This morning the Missus and I ditched the Llama-ettes and went kayaking (a first for both of us) on the Potomac:

No, this wasn't really us. In fact, we put out of River Bend Park, just upstream from Great Falls (where these guys are). There was a current to deal with and some rocks, but no white-water.

This was very nearly the first time I had been in a small boat since rowing crew back in school. I must say that the sensation of actually looking where I was going was....well, it took some getting used to. What also took getting used to was the notion that I wasn't trying to get from Point A to Point B in the shortest time possible. Old habits die hard, even after 20 years.

We had a great time, btw, and the Missus in particular has, I think, been bitten by the kayaking bug rayther hard. I must say that she piloted herself like and expert and looked rayther fetching as she sported on the flood.

Posted by Robert at July 19, 2008 03:35 PM | TrackBack