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Tuesday 24 November 2020
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Huck Canada – particularly picturesque in part of the perpetual precipitation

Huck Canada is a Kayak Program for Juniors Howdy. Its day three of our invigorating whitewater expedition

Huck Canada is a Kayak Program for Juniors

Howdy. Its day three of our invigorating whitewater expedition. Today was particularly picturesque in part of the perpetual precipitation and the perfect pillow of fog that blanketed the broad river. Yep, it rained a bit. Anywho, we all had a lot of fun experiencing the fierce play-boating that the Ottawa has to offer. I think everyone in the group benefitted from the morning of surfing and wave-running by practicing their skills, learning more advanced moves, and working out the kinks in their play-boating. All the group took turns surfing S Wave, doing everything from flat-spins to plugs to loops. About midday, the temperature took a dive as the wind picked up over the flat sections of the river and the rain began to poor harder. Luckily, a delicious feast was set out for us with hotdogs, chicken sandwiches, potato soup, and watermelon slices, so we were able to refuel and rest before conquering the rest of the river. At the lunch station, as we all huddled by the fire, Matt, the youngest member of our group, held his boat above the flames to repair a piton dent, all the while collecting puzzled looks from the group of rafters that appeared in the middle of the procedure. After lunch, we bumped our way down the WT side of Garvin’s and continued on down the river. The afternoon included everything from whirlpools and surfing holes to highly technical, read-and-react navigating. After a big dinner the group proceeded to a huge rope-swing where we spent our time until the sun went down. On and off the river, Canada never ceases to amaze me.

Thanks for listening, James.

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