Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Cayenne Kayak Challenge 2012

As many of you know, I’m in a fun kayaking club called the Pelican Paddlers. Our annual big event, the Cayenne Kayak Challenge, was held this past Saturday. We have it by Lake Charles’ North Shore Beach and invite the public, those who are interested or merely curious about kayaking. We have extra boats people can try out. And we tell them about our club.

One thing I love about kayaks – they’re so colorful!
First we have a skills relay race, where we do goofy things like try to paddle with our hands (most ineffective), spin our boats around twice and then paddle backwards (useful), move a tennis ball through the water without using our hands (why?). I’m in the red/yellow/orange boat.
Then we have a four(ish) mile race around the perimeter of Lake Charles. I won first place in the ladies division. But only because Terri didn’t participate.

Ship to Shore, a local boating store, came with donated door prizes and stand-up paddle boards for people to try. I could paddle one on my knees, but didn’t trust my balance to stand up.
We end the event with lunch, awards, and door prizes. Come out and join us next year!

3 comments:

Melanie Rigney said...

Great photos! Love seeing how much you're enjoying your adopted home!

Common Household Mom said...

Kayaks just exude fun, I guess because of their color, but the kayaker always looks c o o l. It sounds like so much fun! Congrats on winning the race.

Angie Kay Dilmore said...

Thanks, both of you.