-- Last Updated: Oct-31-12 12:56 PM EST --
You're new, and basically just ""winged it"".
Thought it was easy, no problem, and got a wakeup call.
October, Lake St. Clair, newbie solo paddle - ouch !
A simple internet search would yield BOATLOADS of info
for classes, instruction, groups, etc. but you
simply didn't make the effort.
Others have done the homework you should have done.
Obviously you have internet access but were TOO lazy.
No pity party for you...You got owned by Lake St. Clair
Be nice. They are looking for help, not ATTITUDE !!