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July 1 Moving water clinic

Lois  | Published on 7/1/2017
This time it was Kathy Ledford and Carol Smith who met John & me for a 3 hour lesson on the Boardman.  One of them learned first hand what happens when you don't lean downstream upon encountering an obstacle.  Fortunately she had dump clothes, since it was a chilly morning.  She did hang onto the paddle, while I caught the boat and John later emptied it.  Both women realized why my mantra is "Back-paddling is your friend!"   We did lots of eddy turns and numerous back-ferries, plus practiced reading the water, which was fairly pushy after this week's rain.  Lois