Tuesday, August 3, 2010

For Kevin's birthday this year he recieved as his gift a new (used) fishing kayak. We have always talked about owning a small paddle boat of some sort. I found that I loved the feeling of "wearing" a kayak and being so close to the water. It is so quiet and pristine to be out on the water watching the osprey dive for fish.

On this trip we were marveling in the center flow of the river, when suddenly Kevin's paddle broke in two! He began floating downstream immediately which caused me a bit of panic. Much to his credit, he was able to use a single oar to get himself to the shore. In the picture above, he is using my AquaBound paddle, which we ended up sharing. While on shore, during his paddle, I took picures of the broken paddle with my kayak.

My Emotion Glide Kayak I got this last Christmas!

My emotion that day went from wonder, to panic, to enjoying watching my husband as he happily paddled off shore. We have since replaced the broken paddle!


  1. "Snafoo" is such a funny word. It's hard not to laugh.

  2. So now I am a total nerd. I had to look up the origin of the word. This is what I found:


    1941, U.S. military slang, acronym for Situation Normal, All F---ed Up , "conveying the common soldier's laconic acceptance of the disorder of war and the ineptitude of his superiors."

    [Oxford English Dictionary]

  3. Ha! That's cool. I'm every bit the nerd that you are Barry!