Originally Posted by Stillraining
You should have seen any one of our kids first solo dingy ...they looked like some one having a seizure..arms flailing oars splashing hardly ever getting a full blade in..backwards ,forwards..this way that...what a riot...your daughter is a natural.
I'm hiding your quote from her-- she already is more than proud that she's the only one in the family not to get seasick so far, and I think she's planning to take command at some critical point in the future.
She's been out with her brother a lot rowing, but never by herself. She was cataloging the animals she saw on this trip in her journal, which was fun. She also took a fair number of the photos we share in the galleries. For Christmas, I'm planning to buy her a decent water-proof digital camera if I can get some good recommendations.
We almost ditched the brand-new 2.3 meter dinghy that came with the boat, because there's no way we can safely take four in it, but the small size is a real benefit for the kids who find it perfectly manageable on their own. I'm thinking of supplementing it with an inflatable kayak, if we can find a place to store it aboard, so that we don't have to ferry the family to docks and landings.