Saturday, August 22, 2009
Cowboy And His Horse
There is a special bond between a kayaker and his/her kayak. When waters get rough, and waves test your limits your friends may or may not be able to help. Ultimately it's you and your kayak - melded; unable to tell where the energy from one ends and the other begins.
In fact, if you look closely you may notice that kayakers begin to resemble their kayaks (or is that the other way around?). Some are bold and strong, some playful, others practical, or creative and hand-built, but each one unique and special. Kayakers can recognize other kayakers from a distance - by their boats. This relationship is analogous to a cowboy and his horse.
So, you can imagine the concern this evening when a good friend became separated from his kayak. Thankfully, kayaker and kayak were reunited, and at this point injuries appear to be repairable........I hope to see both of them on the water again soon.