Ros finally talked me into trying kayaking. It may be hard to believe that I have lived in Canada for 57 years and never been in a kayak or a canoe for that matter.
We were staying in Banff and rented kayaks for an excursion on the Bow river and Vermillion lakes.
After signing my life away I was shown to the tiny craft. Some instruction on how to hold the paddle and we were off.
Ros showed me how to maneuver the kayak with some crafty paddle work. In a short time I was comfortable with the little boat. We were in a small side channel with little current so it was a perfect place to learn. The channel opened up to the Vermillion lakes where as we silently moved about we were treated to close up encounters with herons and geese.
The view of the surrounding mountains is spectacular from the water.
On the return trip down the channel we encountered three deer on the bank having a drink, we exchanged stares as we drifted by.
I’m glad I tried kayaking and I’ll be doing it again.
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