Friday, February 20, 2009

Kindred Souls
Last evening I was invited to talk to a local Nordic ski club. I took my computer, a power point presentation and some odds and ends and headed over to where they were meeting. I recognized a few faces as fellow (and Karen, a gal) paddlers It was a most enjoyable happening for me. Being outdoor types, they already knew about weather and layering and sun block. They were, on the other hand, eager to hear about the history of kayaking and the possibilities of a sea kayak.
They asked wonderful questions about equipment and techniques that I had brought up during the presentation. They were particularly interested in this rolling thing we do. One gal even asked why we do it. Is it fun? Is it to show off? Well, yeah.

For me, it was like the actual beginning of the new season. The juices were flowing, and I was remembering how much I love this sport. Many thanks to them for inviting me.

Paddle safe...

DS

6 comments:

JohnB said...

Oh the possibilities for captions to those photos!

DaveO said...

I love the pointer you're using in the first photo. It would also appear that the life jacket you're modeling might be a bit tight.....

victoria said...

Hi Dick

I was socializing with a dozen or so fellow Nordic members last night and heard positive and appreciative comments about our presentation.
i wish I could have been there to hear it ..(and to heckle!)

Vicki

Silbs said...

Photos were taken by Karen...she made me look fat.Missed you, Vicki.

Silbs said...

Oh yes, the pointer was an ancient Inuit pointer used at the very first Inuit Academy of QAJAQ Science :)

DaveO said...

Watch those nordic guys, they'll have you out on those skinny skis before you know it.