- Delta, British Columbia, Canada
- I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.
Monday, March 24, 2014
K is for KAYAKS
A kayak is a small boat with a covered deck that is used for paddling on open waters of lakes, bays, and oceans. There are always kayaks around my neighbourhood and always lots that you can rent if you don't own one. I'm a bit nervous about them because you have to know exactly what to do if you go over and find yourself hanging down into the water. Also, I don't have great upper body strength for paddling, but I do have enough upper body strength to take photos people kayaking. Here's one of a young boy paddling his kayak and later on, both he and his Dad went paddling past me together.
Then one day in September after I'd broken my ankle and was already tired of my four walls, a friend took me for a drive down to Harbour Park and settled me in a deck chair. Trusty camera in hand, I spied a couple of yellow kayaks coming towards me. Here's one shot I caught as they silently glided past me.
kayak and paddled all around the tributaries nearby. She loved it! Any of you kayak? Anyone ever tried it? I wish I could, but I think I'd be much safer on shore.
Hope you like the photos but most of all I hope you like the fact that Mrs. Nesbitt was very keen on creating ABC Wednesday many years ago and that it's still going strong! And we must remember to be thankful for the kind-hearted Roger who took on administrative duties when ABCW became too large for one person to handle. He and his team of kindred spirits keep things rolling along each week! Have a killer week everyone and see you next week with the letter L.