Another Summer ends on the Ottawa

August 31, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

 

I feel like I say the same thing every year; This summer was the busiest ever.  This year I was once again lucky enough to be teaching kayaking on

the Ottawa River for Ottawa Kayak School.  Being on the river every day is awesome and this has been one of the wildest summers ever.  The water levels have gone all the way from super high at the start of the summer to a regular low summer level and then back up a little toward the end of the season.  This has meant we have had all of the best waves on the river.

 

Working every day can make it tough to squeeze in play time, but thankfully there is a huge variety of waves which are accessible park n’ play spots so its possible to squeeze in a few surfs daily.  

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    Some action from Corner Wave.

 

      OKS Kids Kayak Camp, an awesome week long camp with 8-12yr olds, these kids are the future of Kayaking

 

 

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OKS Co-director Katie Kowalski with her ‘lil sis’ Maddie, they spent so many weeks together this summer that Katie wanted to get adopted.

 

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Finally I finished the summer by taking  a week long road trip to Kamloops, BC.  Along the way we stopped of at Mount Rushmore, the famous sculpture of the carved presidents heads on the top of a mountain, as well as taking a horseback ride in a ranch in Wyoming, see bison in Yellowstone National park and finally arriving in BC, which seems rather nice.  

 

 

My next stop is back to Ottawa, hopefully we will get some autumn mini-bus and can start training for the Green River Narrows race in North Carolina in November.  

 

Stay Safe out there.


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