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Melrose Bay – July 1, 2015

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.

Safety lesson first!

Safety lesson first!

High angle forward stroke, heading into a dock for a low brace turn.

High angle forward stroke, heading into a dock for a low brace turn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rescue and Recovery

Rescue and Recovery

Rescue and Recovery

Rescue and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

 

High brace demo. He makes it look so easy!

High brace demo. He makes it look so easy!

High brace practice.  Where we learn it is NOT so easy!

High brace practice. Where we learn it is NOT so easy!