Before long, we found ourselves at a familiar little speedy channel between mini lakes. Last time we were there, I just couldn't get over the small hump of water. It was just too powerful.
Today, Terry paddled over it with ease, making us all think we could do it... so Bill went second. He paddled for all he was worth and didn't get over it the first time, but after a small rest and to catch his breath, he attempted it again, taking a different route! The second attempt was like a slow motion comedy act... he weaved, waved, and went sideways and went under! Our beautiful canadian flag went under water for the first time today!
Bill spilled out, and stood up and fought the current and walked over the hump.... and that sealed the deal for me. I wasn't even going to try paddling over it again.. forget that. I paddled across the fast moving water to get to where Terry was, and I got out. No easy feat in speedy waters. The video I have posted (if I did it right) will show you how easy Terry makes this look... but rest assured... it was not.
Terry makes it look easy
|Found my rope tangled in a lily pad, very close to where we started our trip...|
The sun was hot, the breeze was wonderful and we paddled all the way to the dam for McGill Lake. The waters were quite fast and full of rocks so we had to do some exciting manoeuvring. We got as close as we could and then pulled over for a quick photo break.. This was not an easy feat to get us all in the picture, but thanks to Robins quick moves, we got a couple!
We started back but it wasn't long before our Canada Flag (and Bill) took another spill. This time, Bill walked his kayak down to a little peaceful spot, and tried his hardest to get in, and then we were off for a little bit. We found a great little quiet spot and stopped for a snack and a few pictures and then the paddle back. We were taken back down the river with the flowing water and the wind... it was a dream float. We did have to look for my rope which went floating down the fast river during a failed attempt at pulling my kayak up over the speed bump!
|A quiet spot for a snack... on our way back down the river.|
|Just around the bend from the dam for McGill Lake. Lots of turbulence.|
|Robin and Bill|