The rinse and spin cycle on my washing machine had barely finished after our session on Sunday, when it was time to pack a bag once more and head for the pool again.
Of course I wanted to practice the same old same old, and I did, successfully. The most exciting thing, however, was the launch of Mackayak’s latest acquisition, The Black Beast.
After Mackayak had given it a go, I was instructed to have a shot. Having squeezed in with my shoes on, I was handed a Greenland paddle. I wasn’t quite sure what to do! After a roll or two, I hit upon a new plan – handrolling! Being a heathen, I handrolled the way I handroll a polo boat but it worked! So, I can now officially say, '”I can handroll a sea kayak!”. The boat seemed really nice, so I look forward to having a go in the sea and seeing how she handles in some conditions.
With only 5 minutes of the session remaining, I decided to jump back in my boat and complete four tasks. Roll on left, roll on right, re-enter and roll and self-rescue. This I did, in quick succession, so that was a positive end to the session. Now I just have to get as slick in the sea!
After all that fun, I’m more than ready for my bed….. yawn…….