Thursday, 13 February 2014

Child's Play

I've now got three boys, the eldest Connor whose now eleven, Zakk who is five and the new arrival Alfie who is three months.  I've been meaning to enlist Connor in the kayak club for some years now and never got around to it.  So last week I took him down to Glam Boaters, my old club, to get him started.

  Connor really enjoyed his first session and is picking it up straight away.  He's on his second session now where he's learning to capsize and exit the boat.  A trick to rid them of any fear of capsizing leading up to rolling.  Soon I was taking down a car full, my niece Mackenzie and his school friend Owen both fancied giving it a go.  I'm sure we'll see Connor out on the sea by the time summer arrives.
Zakk I was a little unsure about but when he saw the pictures of Connor he wanted me to take him down.  He's five years old but he's tiny.  I joined him in the water for the pool session.  He was dwarfed by the boat and paddle, I really didn't expect him to have the strength to do much.  After about 10 minutes however he was powering the boat around the pool.  "I'm really tired but I don't want to stop", I had trouble getting him out of the pool.  No fear what so ever.
It may be a bit soon however for this little one...

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