One man's rush to jump on the kayaking bandwagon

Can we count this one?

I went paddling with Gary today for the fist time today. It wasn't his first time in a kayak. He had drifted down the Neuse river before, but this was his first time really paddling. He had a great time. Does this mean that not everyone's first time stinks? It wasn't his first time, but it was close. Can I count this one?
He said he felt awkward at first, but he got the hang of it fairly quickly. He was also fearless on the water. A large boat took off near us and he took off right into it's 3 foot high wake. I would have never done that when I first started. I introduced him to edging and he nearly got the hang of that too.
tags: lake

August 18, 2007