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Subject: Re: Water Safety - be careful Date: 5/25/2013 5:23 PM
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<<A few weeks ago I was on vacation in Costa Rica and I got into trouble when I was out on a sea kayak and there were about ten minutes when things were pretty dicey. Even after that it took the better part of an hour to get truly safe and back to shore. That was the "closest call" that I have had in decades, possibly ever.

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Rather often I oberve people going out on kayaking trips with little or no experience, with guides that may have limited training and experience themselves.

MY experience is that if a seak kayak turns over, it's unlikely that people will be able to get it upright again. If someone is dumped into cold water it almost immediately becomes a dangerous emergency, and if you add wind and currents, and an exposed location that may be distant from help or shore, it's a formular for disaster.

In short, I think a lot of people going out on kayaking trips are at a lot more risk of disaster than they know.


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