Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Friendly duck alert

I thought I'd take a close-up picture of a cute little duck swimming up to my moving kayak on a cold mountain stream with light current. My hands on the camera, the paddle in my lap.

The nose of my moving kayak kept getting closer to the duck, surely it will divert? But the duck did not change course. It turned directly towards the nose of my kayak and kept swimming towards it. We were headed for a nose to bill collision.

Yikes. I can't run over a duck! I dropped my camera and grabbed my paddle for a quick stop (back-paddling). My waterproof camera is attached to my paddle jacket and has a paddle float for good reason.

Yes. I brake for ducks. Some are a little too friendly. "What's in your lunch bag buddy!"
Happy paddle trails.
The BaffinPaddler

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