I spent six weeks and about 20 hours slogging away to get this, and drank a sizeable amount of the Liffey along the way…. but it was totally worth it. I’m now a certified ‘Level 2’ kayaker – and one step closer to kayaking the Nile for the Concern Tri Adventure challenge in November.
This is only the start though; it means I’ve reached an acceptable level of competancy and I’m able to rescue myself and others, if things go wrong on the river. But now the real work begins. I’ll have to build core strength, work on my balance, and move to that place where things happen naturally, without having to think and react all the time.
There are hours and hours of capsize drills ahead, hours of paddling, hours of getting dressed in the rain on a river bank or beach….
….and I just can’t wait to get started. 🙂