Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Row row row your boat

OK...I will tell the tell of my little canoe trip. This was an event we put on in relation to my job. It was "Step up Florida" promating excercising - something like 60 minutes a day or some such :-)

Well - we coordinated a canoe/kayak trip and a hike. I work for the State Park system, so I get to work along with this sort of stuff quite often...the "park" I'm with actualy highly promotes hiking/biking/canoe/kayak.

Ok on to my story. This was only a 3 mile trip - I took along my handy dandy camra to take pictures of the event.....so of course I was sitting in the front of the canoe to capture ev-we-tang. I'd snap snap snap...then we'd paddle paddle paddle and catch up to everyone. Well I was in the process of snapping when we came along to this portion of the river...it was actually moving pretty swift......and there was a large mass of lime stone in the middle of the river. I happened to look forward, putting my camra down and we were heading straight for the lime stone....canoe turning sideways - moving along the swift current. I panicked - and I am so ashamed to admit this.....I squeeled - yes like a girl. I never ever scream.......but I belted out this screech. I grabbed my paddle - and the lady with me was of course giggling........I just didn't feel like getting wet - it was cold out. Needless to say we didn't tump - but we rocked the boat. My life flashed before my eyes. I did end up laughing after the fact - but at the time I was worried about straightening out our canoe, and not flipping! I was so embarrassed, I didn't want anyone to have heard me scream - I am actually shocked no one did. BUT the lady with me did tell on me - hussy! LOL

I love the water...........but I'm more into skiing :-) I mean I can handle myself in a boat - on the river....I'm just not a fan of the canoe.........I'd take a kayak (more stable) It didn't help the lady with me was a watermelon tail!

So there you have it ladies.....I was a sissy baby this day - I squeeled (not like a pig)....but like a little girl.........sigh the shame. And Abs...I didn't snort actually on this one :-) I know shock!

5 comments:

Katie Lake said...

Hahaha I would totally have been freaking about the camera going in the water. Thank goodness that didn't happen!

A Balancing Act in Heels said...

How funny! Glad you can look back and laugh about it now! LOL

The Polka Dotted Owl said...

Thank you for posting your story!!!
I have not canoed in a longg time. It must really be fun and a good change a pace for you. Glad you did not actually tip over, that would have been horrible!!!

valanoe: vala noe's what she must ado if she wants to see her precious aBumbles again! Wow that was really mafia sounding . Hope you got it:)

Mandy Rose said...

I would have been screaming right there with ya! No shame!

Jill said...

Ha Ha. Cute story. You definitely don't want to take a canoe ride with me. I'd probably scream the whole way. I'm so glad your camera didn't fall into the water. That would be terrible!