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  Re: Kayaking alone
  Posted by: old_user on Apr-07-10 8:17 AM (EST)

Just a few responses...

First, I'm a computer geek, not a computer nerd! ;)

I've chronicled my capsizing condition here in other threads, so I don't know why that would be rubbing salt in an open wound. And it has nothing to do with whether anyone else should kayak alone or not. And I'm perfectly willing to detail the conditions and aftermath of my capsize in the ocean while we were at Roatan if any one is interested; it may be of interest since Michael Grey thinks we inadvertantly invented an new assisted rescue to get me back in my kayak!

The only time I backed out of a planned kayaking trip was when I was feeling light headed and dizzy; seems to me that that's a good reason to not engage in an activity that places a premium on keeping your balance!

Kathy denies my assertion that she doesn't always pay attention to what she's doing, and then goes on to relate that her one capsize was the result of trying to watch out for me... Hmmm... Paying attention to someone else and capsizing...

And finally, the one time Kathy capsized, she did not self-rescue. I came up beside her in my kayak and held hers steady so that she could re-board after she failed to do it several times w/o any help. She was in waist deep water and I'm confident that she could have easily reached the river bank to get back on her SOT, but that may not always be the situation.

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