Kiss the rock

Novice whitewater training with the YCCC, June 19-21, 2004

Saturday morning. A little land lecture before heading out onto the water.

Saturday morning. A little land lecture before heading out onto the water.

Reviewing the stern draw on the flat bit at Palmer Rapids.

Reviewing the stern draw on the flat bit at Palmer Rapids.

Friday, June 19, 11pm Jessops Field

I'm in my tent after making the playboater's pilgrimage to Palmers.

The place seems as crowded as last year. The water will likely be lower and warmer. So far so good.

We have 12ish people in our group. A few I remember from last year and or other club gigs.

Kelly Hislop and I drove up for 8ish. Some folks were already here. Certainly the mosquitos were. Michael, Pippa and Ernest were trying to set up the club bug tent. In fact I think they still are. At one point, the three of them were caught up inside the tent, flailing away against this white mesh web, looking like the hapless heroes in some sci-fi flick who've wandered into the lair of some evil web-spinning creature.

They gave up after they realized that all that motion had just attracted the entire mosquito population of Jessop's field into the tent.

It was a lovely performance piece. With a bit more mood lighting and some dry ice I think they could get into the contemporary dance series at the NAC.

We're up early tomorrow so I'd best rest.