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Mitzi Bault: A thing or two & more on kayaking and safety
Robyn Curry, her kayaking mentor, taught her safety, and now she's an evangel for everybody being safe when they take to the water and enjoying the new favorite pastime on the streams and lakes in South Central Kentucky
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By Mitzi Bault
As many know, I have fallen in love with kayaking.
Yesterday Robyn Curry and I had a wonderful little trip. We put in at Arnold's Landing.
One thing Robyn has taught me is safety. And she is right about that.
We had paddled quite a way up Casey Creek when we saw more kayakers on the water.
We went around a bend and there was a young man in a kayak by himself, fishing. We see this all the time.
We started talking, he is a student at Lindsey Wilson. He lives in Kentucky.
The old mother hen in Robyn and me came out. We asked "Do you have your Fishing License?" His response "Yes." We said "Good." Then "Did you tell someone where you were going." His answer "no" is a big no no. Then we asked "Do you have a life jacket in your boat"? He said "no". We told him to go buy a cheap one and warned him that he could get a big ticket.
In the stores that I have been which sell kayaks, no signs about life jacket being a law... I feel that signs should be posted so everyone knows state laws.
And the old mother hen in me wants safety.
If that were my child, I would want someone - or two old gals, to tell she/him about Kentucky laws and plain old safety. - Mitzi Bault
This story was posted on 2017-04-27 15:14:53
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