Ya I got carried away a little too much enjoying the wave train, I could have started pulling earlier, but then I saw the strong current by the rock and knew it would carry me away from the wall. So I let it float a bit longer.
I did run it very conservatively if you could tell. I had my wife and my 6 year old boy in the boat on their first whitewater adventure, so I wanted to play safe. Plus I was leading a group of 6 boats with 3 new captains who were watching my line. Didn't want to get too fancy.
Joe Hatch is a fun one now. Gets the butterflies flying in the gut... good feeling!