Untroubled Waters

It had been a couple of years since I’d been in a kayak, and I was rusty with a paddle. As I made my first wobbly strokes into the Colorado River near historic downtown Bastrop, I tried to remember the finer points of proper blade angle and torso rotation and to recall that rescue technique that has something or other to do with the hand of God. And then I looked downriver and forgot about all of that.

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