FINALLY I got my flip on. It's been two years since I flipped in Lochsa Falls, having gotten quite successful at pulling back for the surf. Well, there was no surf for me Friday. Just a door closing and OVER! It was a blast. The exact same thing happened to my friend in front of me, and I got reflipped before he did. Yah for fast recovery!
Then Saturday I got my flip again in Bloody Mary. The first burly wave is a hoot to surf, and I've been dancing on the edge there pulling back and surfing it for a couple of years. Well I hot a sweet big surf in there and wasn't going to let go. It's been a bad boating year for me, some health problems have kept me on the sidelines and when I nailed this surf and was hanging out there I was having a wonderful time. I had just left my husband who dipped his oars in the Lochsa for the very first time, he ran down to Morning Glory and took out. I was on top of the world! So I was driving hard w my tight arm to keep straight and not twist out, leaning a little left and holding my oar tower. I just kept dropping back in further and further and I had no strength to keep straight. So I began to twist, and shoot up. I had plenty of time to wonder if this was going to be yet another beautiful tailstand, and then I realized it wasn't. Oops! Going over! I never let go and came up in my cage and crawled on to ride out the rapid on my boat the wrong way. What fun it was. I heard about how it looked from people even on the road, I launched straight up and all the way out of the water doing a pirouette. Yes, it's nice to have my flip on again. Too much fun, Memorial Day on the Lochsa!
I am a river, babe - I've got plenty of time, I don't know where I'm going, I'm just following the lines..... - "We are water" by Shaye