today i tried to kayak for the first time, and i have a blister to prove it. gods, am i clumsy. i was dripping huge amounts of Genesee River-water onto myself and just wallowing for the first few minutes -- kinda moving forward, but moving really slowly. but the time we stopped, i was at least getting better, thankfully, but i was still soaking myself. i think it's going to take a bit of work to get used to it. it does make Ryan happy, though. he loves being out on the water, and this is one way that we can go do that stuff together. next time we're going to try to get one of the double kayaks so i don't get sulky at being left behind. might be easier, too, when my mistakes can be corrected by someone else.