We arrived the required 45 minutes a head of time for the orientation. Wow, was it ever hot!! You can use ponchos on the boat if you want to stay dry, but it was so hot I don't think anyone used the ponchos that were offered to us. We were told the first three rows were considered the power rows and it was guaranteed that no one would stay dry in those rows. We were also told that cameras would not stay dry, sunglasses could be removed from the rush of the water, and hats would be lost. What did I get myself into??
Joel took his camera (I'm down to my IPhone and no way it is going to get it exposed to any water) but he promptly put it away and the soft dry bags attached to the seats after launching. There is a camera on deck that takes pictures which you can purchase after the ride. Sharon, our club president graciously shared some of the pictures she purchased. Thanks, Sharon
Here we all are nice and dry and ready to go!
It was quite a ride. I'm in the second row in a white hat. and Joel is on the outside seat. I removed the hat shortly after we did a "180" in the water. The deck hand did a great job of narrating the ride and keeping everyone "pumped up" . Thumbs up meant we all wanted more action and a tap on the head meant we were in distress. Everyone gave a thumbs up.
It was a fun, busy day. You gotta love this life style!!