Day: June 2, 2012

Extreme Kayaking, Or How I Almost Drowned The Wedding Date

If you don’t know what extreme kayaking is, let me say right now: I pity you.  Obviously you don’t come from a family where activities such as drunken mini golf and competitive eating at Philip’s all-you-can-eat seafood buffet constitute acceptable Memorial Day activities. It all began several years ago when my brother teamed up with a pair of fellow weekenders on Hooper’s Island and decided that regular kayaking was boring.  Or maybe they were just lazy and decided regular kayaking required to much physical exertion.  Either way, they tied a kayak to a rowboat, affixed an engine to the rowboat and set off down the Honga River where the cruised along at an impressive… oh, I don’t know, 5 mph? At any rate, EXTREME KAYAKING was born, and despite being related to the inventor of said sport, I’ve never felt the need to partake before. This is because extreme kayaking involves a fair amount of arguing. And capsizing. But then I got a boyfriend.  And said boyfriend was foolish enough to accept my invitation to …