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Shenandoah River kayaking


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Shenandoah River Kayaking

Shenandoah River Kayaking
My husband and I are on our way to Lexington KY for my international cake convention, we made a stop in Harrisonburg VA for a few days. We went on a 7 mile kayaking adventure - and an adventure it was! There are 7 sets of rapids, and at one point, I looked back to see my husband OUT OF HIS KAYAK - struggling in a section of rapids. His kayak was overturned and coming toward me, his oar was floating in another direction. I was able to paddle back, secure his boat between some rocks, and paddle a bit more to retrieve his oar. I then secured myself and my kayak on a high spot in the section of rapids. He struggled to make his way down the river, but finally got to me and our "yachts". He had scrapes and he has bruises. But thanks to the life jacket, he has his life, and thankfully he didn't lose his glasses. (the jacket kept his head above the rapids / water ). After struggling a bit, he was able to get the water out of his kayak, and we continued on our way. Oh my goodness, what an adventure!!!

taken with my point and shoot -

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wee3beasties
wee3beasties
Sounds wonderful to kayak! (I typed that after reading the first few lines.) EXCEPT FOR THE OUT-OF-HIS-KAYAK part. PHEW that he made it through the ordeal with his glasses intact, too. Lifevests are a wonderful thing. More people should use them. Safe travels the rest of the way, and I hope you enjoy your adventure. May it not quite be so dramatic as this!
5 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Beautiful river scene and excellent clouds .... have a terrific trip to the convention and have fun there too!!

Here is something on the Shenandoah River ... LOL

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vrEljMfXYo
5 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Well Done!!
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Pond!!
5 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
An Excellent View!!
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'Scapes!!
5 years ago.
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
So glad you both wear life vests! We have had over 70 drownings in Ontario so far this year and the majority because people don't put them on and just keep them in their boats. Safety trumps comfort or style every time. Beautiful shot btw!
5 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
What a beautiful scene and shot!

Well Done!!
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Pond!!
5 years ago.
Ashley Loy
Ashley Loy
Wonderful scene !!!!!

Well Done!!
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Pond!!
5 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Excellent!
5 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
Oh my goodness! I'm glad he was OK when all was said and done! I am very glad for him that he didn't lose his glasses (as you can appreciate, I'm sure) You must have been quite scared at that point in the adventure! I have never kayaked and I thought it sounded fun until I read about Kevin's misadventure.
5 years ago.