Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Wash, Rinse and Repeat

I went to the Sauk dam last week.

"I'm not impressed."

I think so many people call it the Sauk dam because they never know if they're in Sauk City, Sauk Praire or Prairie du Sac.

"Cold, cold, cold."

I only know if I'm in Prairie du Chien, my favorite place to spot timber rattlers

I kept thinking of the George Costanza scene, "The sea was angry that day, my friends."

It was a glorious day outside and except for a narrow path cha cha cha, easy to social distance.

"Like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli."

I went kayaking here with an outdoor group last century. I spent most of my time getting dumped out of my kayak and into the water. The best words to describe my attempt at class III rapids are wash, rinse and repeat.

"What is that, a Titleist?"

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  1. Wow. You kayaked that??? Terrifying!

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    1. They open the dam or something and that creates a class III rapids. It was fun, but I didn't get far. Nobody did from what I remember.

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  2. You're braver than I am. I would have probably killed myself trying to kayak in that water. I'm glad you survived.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

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    1. That's when I still had serviceable knees, Sandee. The group leader kept getting dumped too. It's somehow funnier when someone is mad and wet.

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    1. It is, mostly fisherman in the day, but I can tell there's some partying later on.

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  4. That had to be some thrilling ride!

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    1. There wasn't a lot of riding, Brian. A lot more dragging my kayak and sorry butt to shore.

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  5. Wash ..repeat does not even begin to describe my experience trying to learn to kayak. One day when I’m feeling masochistic maybe I will write about it.

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    1. You are going to HAVE to share that with me, Sallie. Well, when I was first learning to kayak, I missed the part about pulling on the apron so you can float out if you can't turn right side up. I was practicing the Eskimo roll and got stuck upside down in the water. It was touch and go for a few seconds there. I would have felt pretty stupid drowning at the dock.

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  6. You are much braver than I ever was! I appreciate the power of water from a very safe distance :)

    Your link is a great addition to 'My Corner of the World' this week!

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    1. I canoed down that river as often as I could and the way people showed no respect was mind boggling. They learned the hard way though.

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  7. Wow! That;s some poerful water! I loved the George Constanza reference and clip

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  8. What a beautiful place. I would love to visit there. Lovely.

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  9. Impressive! I would be afraid of the power of the water and I wouldn't get too close, but I like to watch.
    Thanks for sharing and your links are welcome to my blog!

    Have a nice day!

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  10. I've been kayaking (in the sea) and rafting (on a mighty river). It was quite an adventure and the tide and the rapids were pretty crazy. Thankfully did not get thrown off, but did see someone who was and it was scary as hell.

    This place looks lovely. Glad you are getting to go out and be one with nature.

    Our #WW linky is live. Do hop in. Where is yours Jeanna?

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  11. The water is so powerful!
    Very good shots! Thank you for sharing them!
    Happy WW! All the best!

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  12. Awesome Dam Photo Jeanna! Look how powerful that is! Love them and thank you for taking me outdoors!

    Stay safe Jeanna!

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    1. There are lots of photos of this dam floating about and I think the key is either be in a boat or have a great telephoto lens and I don't have either. But thank you, it's a nice place to hang out but not of course to swim. I love your back pack photo.

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  13. Nice photos. I don't think I'd be brave enough to venture in that water though!

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