Friday, October 10, 2008

Thank-you Tom

It sure has been a busy couple of weeks, last weekend I spent 3 days paddling and training in the Potomac River and then Sunday in the Chesapeake Bay overlooking the Thomas Point Lighthouse.

Tom Nickels, ACA Instructor Trainer extraordinaire, through Potomac Paddlesports, lead a 4 day ACA Instructor Development Workshop and Certification Exam, which I, along with friends Camille and Craig had signed up for.

It was quite a bit of work, AND, a huge learning experience, AND lots of fun. Tom’s a great instructor, and we had a great class. Yes, I passed, I'm now a certified Coastal Kayak Instructor. I’ve still got a bit of work to do on my delivery, a little less talking and a lot more creativity, but Tom also said I’ve got a beautiful paddling stroke :)


Michael said...

Good for you Dawn! I'll be down for my first lesson this winter sometime... ;-)

craigcanoer said...

It was a GREAT time. I too learned alot in this class. I look forward to teaching some classes now.