Sunday, 28 February 2010

Kayaking Course

For the month of February, my weekends has been quite adventurous minus the CNY weekend and the weekend where i was down with fever, cough, sore throat and yada yada yada...

One of the adventurous weekend was for paintball (which i will blog later) and the other one weekend for kayaking course! The kayaking course i took was 2 days long at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa- the big but not so clean lake. The course i took is called 'Anugerah Bintang Satu' by the Malaysian Canoe Association.

There were two parts. First part was theory where we learnt about the origin of kayak and canoe, the difference between a life jacket and a personal flotation device (PFD) and more

hey we got notes and diagrams of the kayak!!!
we were given exam on the theories too...and i haven't sit for one exam for nearly 2 years now!

After 1hr or so on theory knowledge, we went on with practical.
first step: carry kayak from the storage to the lake! it was quite far and the kayak is so damn *tooottt* heavy. In every few steps, i will made my partner to stop so that i can rest my arms a bit. hehe FAIL :S

this is a picture of the kayak storage place
In practical, we learned how to get in the kayak without capsizing it, how to paddle forward, backward, turning, stopping the kayak and even learning how to capsize a kayak was part of the syllabus too.

i must say the maneuverability is not easy! it wasn't easy to even paddle forward without spinning in circles :S

Again, we have test on practical too.
that's me getting in the kayak during the test

another picture of me trying to get in the kayak
we were unlucky, the sky started pouring and we got to stop the examination for an hour or so. I didn't take picture of me doing other "stunts". Everything was okay for the examination except capsizing because i was too light to overturn the kayak, my friend got to manually turn me over LOL.

Ooh guess what's in the lake... hehe

Anyway, no one fail the exam :) hehe

It was very tiring but i had fun :D least i know how to escape from a capsized kayak hehee


kenwooi said...

kayaking seems fun.. but i've never tried that before.. =)

taufulou said...

haha..u never overturn the boat ka?

Pork Chop said...

sorry i know i told a long time to reply :S been quite busy...

ken: yea it is fun but it was not as easy as i thought it would be. But worth trying :)

Taufulou: got overturn, its part of the exam. but i was too light, haha someone got to give a extra push to turnover my kayak.