Today we worked on the forward and reverse sweep, the stern and bow rudder and the sculling side draw. Learning the bow rudder made an incredible difference, allowing me to turn my boat much easier. Dan also showed me how to use edging to turn my boat more efficiently. I was doing great with the edging at first until I leaned a little too far and ended up in the drink. Boy was that water cold! Of course I decided to not wear my wetsuit top today. Bad choice. I will definitely wear my complete suit when paddling in cold water.
|Bill practicing rescue techniques with Ron|