A New Canoe…

Dave W.

I am sitting in the back of a rented canoe with my two girls (3 & 8), a few hundred yards from shore, watching the wake from a ski boat rapidly approaching and realizing that it is higher that the sides of our canoe! A second realization is that while I have plenty of experience in water, most of it is sailing, swimming and diving…I know just about nothing when it comes to a canoe, most importantly if this thing will float when filled with water! This could end very badly and I could end up being one of those people you read about, and say “what were they thinking?”. Will I be the next lead story on a local news show? “Family drowns due to father’s stupidity! Pictures at eleven…”

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