“This Will Be Funny”

Okay…that was NOT my first thought when I crashed in my kayak this morning.

I was just starting out- and I know to wait between sets of waves for the lull.  However, this morning, the breaking waves weren’t cooperating…and I decided to forge ahead.

As I was paddling out, a large wave broke over my head and turned the boat sideways.  I wasn’t in deep water yet, so I scraped along the bottom (did you know you can get really sandy while IN the ocean??) and ended up below the boat.

I knew I twisted my back when I tried to get up.  Knew the boat hit my face, but didn’t feel the “egg” right away.   Briefly thought about setting the purple kayak free in the ocean ;)

So, I went home with a bruised ego (of course people on the beach were watching), sore back, scraped shoulder…and a very attractive black eye.

P.S. It’s been a full week since my kayaking mishap. My side is still a sore, and the black eye is fading to an ugly yellow (and can be partially disguised with make-up). The former hockey players in my office have no sympathy!

Taking a break from ocean kayaking for awhile…

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  1. Kathy
    Posted August 22, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    The mind does not always remember how old the body is!! Feel better!

  2. Claire
    Posted August 22, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Did any of the people watching from the beach take pictures? LOL. Hope you are ok.

  3. Posted August 22, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Hopefully, no pictures. This is my payback for posting your crash! Aspirin and ice are helping my back…but the black eye is here to stay :(

  4. Cathy Graf
    Posted August 23, 2012 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    Hope you are feeling better Ann!

  5. Claire
    Posted August 23, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    The black eye should make for a good story while visiting the granchildren

  6. Posted August 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    Nan is working the sympathy vote if it means a peaceful bedtime!

  7. Posted August 24, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    I hope you feel better.

  8. Posted August 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Permalink


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