A different kind of paddle this week. We invited Tommy Thompson from Florida Kayak School to come over from Tallahassee and do a class for the 5-Star Yak Pak on Melrose Bay. As always, we had a good time and we learned something, too!
We worked on paddling techniques drawn from ACA Level 2 and 3 to make us better paddlers and thus have more fun on the water. We worked worked on rescues and re-entries, low and high braces, maneuvering, especially at docks and developing a more efficient forward stroke. This later was particularly important for me. Since I’m always stopping to take pictures I need to be better able to catch up with the group.