River Kayak Rolls - Haw River Kayaking
We finished up the two day City of Raleigh Level II course on the Haw River. There was definitely more current and more interesting features than the Neuse River, but not too much to worry about. Unintentional flipping would be very unlikely here, and none of us were overturned involuntarily.
I chose to flip myself in some slow moving current to practice my river kayak rolls. It was psychologically beneficial to roll in a river for the first time.
Although there was one tiny (and I mean tiny) wave that I surfed on downstream of the calamitous big stump on Paddle Day One, there were a couple of spots on the Haw River where I was able to surf on waves that I could actually feel under the boat.
All in all this day felt like a helpful investment of time. It was not terribly exciting. I felt good about it mostly because I knew I was taking steps that would one day lead to something more enjoyable and beneficial to the film.