Sink or Swim ...... yeah i sank lol
For all the paddlers out the instructors this was the day of reconing and for all the land lovers this would be the day of practiceing brest stroke lol
Heading over to wadi adventure in Al ain this a MASSIVE artifcual water sport arena with 3 different runs being able to do 4 different water sports. first there is the wave machine that creates different waves about every 45 seconds depending on the skill of the sufer this looks like a real beach with sand, lie lows and everything. then there is the kayak run that we used for most of the day after going around in a 4 man kayak to get to know the way and get a feel for the run safe to say at this point i was feeling confident . Then there is the single man kayak and the white water rafting run, these more volume of water, fast and lot more harder.
The white water rafting was great fun the guide from america dedermind to get everyone in the water by the time we got around ... did he sucssed you ask .... well it depends does me falling out after only getting half way count ... if yes then well he did a good job lol
The kayaking was a little more eventful, we get split up into groups witht guys who are stronger and more experienced at kayaking going over to the black run where we had just done the rafting, myself and a few overs went over for a tution on kayaking so at least we could tag in on the sesson and have some fun . After and hour of learning the moves the drills and how to get out if we got stuck and im feeling very confident here .... it was D day time to head down the runs.
All goes well, i get in the kayak i get up to the top of the run i even manage to get around the first run and do the big water fall with no problems and making it look good , not bad concidering ive spend no time in one of these thing lol Next the middle run not much more than what i have just done ... sure... getting up okay and going round the first bend i fall and have to get out not easy when ur still moving , But i do it grabing my paddle placing on the side of the river i get back into my boat using one hand to put my spray deck on and the over to hold my self on the water side, i manage to put my spray deck back on ... and im off or am i one thing missing ... MY f***ING PADDLE long story short i repeat the process 3 times before manageing to do it - sorry to nic and brendo who had to watch this comical show going on. After getting myself around the run i give up and resort to what i know best ... swimming while the rest of the guys went around i follow on my back going around the runs which proved funny to every on eles lol
amazing day with loads learned and mind blowing again what they created here .