If you read my post about how to say goodbye to the summer, you would know that Kayaking was on my list of things to do before the summer ended. When I told some people I was going to be a little daring over the weekend, all I heard was “Hell NO, you can’t swim!”
No, I can’t swim. Yes, one day I will get over that uncomfortable feeling when water merges over my face and into my noise. But until then, I always felt like that feeling should not stop me from doing other activities that includes water. So far I have been snorkeling and white water rafting and I have had lots of fun; this weekend I went kayaking. I have to admit, there is a feeling that one can get while floating in a narrow boat. That feeling had brought me back to the voices that told me this was not a good idea. I was told, I can’t swim or be careful because someone died after falling out the boat, hitting their head. Although I did not tell my boyfriend what I was thinking, he saw my face and knew something was up. He kept telling me I look like I was on the edge.
LOL, I calmed down eventually. I made it across the Hudson to Stony Point Beach and back to Cornwall, in one piece. I tell you one thing, it was a great experience and I would do it again. Next time I may even be a little more comfortable to take some pictures 🙂
Kayaking taught me, never let other people fears, change your decision to live your life!