Both my sister and I had just moved to Oregon from Texas and were psyched to see a river in our backyard (rather than millions of tons of concrete). We weighed 90 pounds and started off in matching Wave Sport Evo's, (which proved faithful to us for the next few years, as we successfully avoided getting majorly worked). After a summer or two at Otter Bar, we were on the river by ourselves practicing our ferrying and eddy turns. Little did I know my life would revolve around kayaking seven years later. Thanks Christina for being the most awesome kayaker buddy I know! You're the best sister anyone could ask for!
Back to the story... When there's no rain in Eugene, Todd and I find ourselves making lazy trips down the Mckenzie River, every once and a while taking a friend down with us. Not too long ago, we took Todd's friend, Ross, who managed to flip once twice the entire time (and it was his first time in a kayak)!!
Anywhoo... Check out the pictures. It's always fun remembering what it was like learning to kayak:
Getting the boat's outfitted (Photo by: Kim Russell)
Ross (L) and Todd (R) taking a break from eddy turns (Photo by: Kim Russell)
The eddy at Neil's Wave (Photo by: Todd Baker)
Kim blunting at Neil's (Photo by: Todd Baker)
After a long day on the river, Ross was psyched! Here's to getting more people involved in this awesome sport!
Remember that friend who always wanted to go kayaking? Take them out and post your own experience!
The crew (Ross, Todd, Kim and Alex)