Last week I headed to Negril, Jamaica with a pile of my family for vacation. I say "my" because my wife and I both prefer to refer to our in-law's as just family. Both of us feel very fortunate to truly love our in-laws and so we try not to assign labels of "yours" and "mine" to our respective parents and siblings. But if you've followed along with this blog, you know that I married into Appomattox River Company and that my wife is one of two daughters born to ARC owner, Bob Taylor, and his wife Martha.
On Saturday morning I awoke in Farmville around 6 am, threw some coffee down my gullet, grabbed my camera and headed to Hampton. The inaugural, Appomattox River Company, Rigging Contest and Chili Cook Off was set to go down at the Tidewater store. I had been tasked with documenting this burgeoning event. It felt like a great opportunity to learn about a faction of kayaking that I have a deep interest in, but very little knowledge. If you have been following this blog, you know that my introduction to kayaking came through whitewater and while I have begun branching out more and more, I have yet to fish from a kayak. After attending this event, it will not be long now! I got a fishing license the next day, something I haven't done in many years.
Slayer!! check out the Native Watercraft Slayer as Vince from Appomattox River Company highlights some of the great features. Wait for the Rock n Roll outtakes at the end..