A few weeks ago I got the urge to do a bit of rock-climbing with my W boat. Not the kind where you’re inside the boat, like in the videos (viewable from the Wavewalk website), but the kind one does on a steep rip-rap bank, such as we have miles and miles of here along the Columbia, with the boat hanging from a rope, just to get from the car to the water and back.
This is a bank made mostly of boulders the size of washing machines, and too steep for safely carrying more than one hand can manage.
Here’s the view from the top –
Here’s my W on the way down, staying nicely upright, trying not to get hung up on the way, and doing a great job-
All ready to launch –
back at the top –
After a nice outing, exploring an area I’ve been meaning to check out for some time, the slide back up the bank was even easier than going down.
Like a hard working yellow lab – dripping wet, satisfied, and ready to go home-
Happy paddling, fishing, and rappelling,