Photo Copyright Robin Carleton of Off Route Photography
I first started kayaking in 2001 when I was 12 years old. I was a wee little one and unfortunately there was (and still isn't) a manual to whitewater kayaking. In that first year, I learned to roll, learned to surf a wave, learned to pick my line through a rapid, and even learned to hand roll. This was great and all, but there were a few things I wish someone would have told me about in the beginning...