Results 1 to 11 of 11
Thread: The Swim
03-24-2010, 04:38 AM #1
[ame="http://www.vimeo.com/10290133"]The Swim on Vimeo[/ame]You are the mission Bob.
03-24-2010, 07:50 AM #2
So went to brace and the paddle broke, didn't hand roll and went for a ride?
This is my first year paddling and Im just trying to figure it out. Looking back, what could have happened differently? How did you get back? Get your boat back?
03-24-2010, 08:35 AM #3Registered Face Planter
- Join Date
- Jul 2009
- COWBOY STATE
What happened? Why didnt you rally and swim to the side? you could have flipped your boat over. stuffed the paddle inside and swam HARD.
Seems like a unnecessarily long swim....
03-24-2010, 10:30 AM #4"Well John, the situation is... I'm pregnant!" - anonymous passenger on US Air flight 3199
03-24-2010, 10:51 AM #5
didnt watch the whole video, and it looks like a huge river with a strong current.
did you really bail on your boat in that?
03-24-2010, 11:30 AM #6
Sucks man. What kind of paddle is that, so I don't ever use one?The greatest effort is not concerned with results.
03-24-2010, 12:51 PM #7
So how did you get out of the middle of the river?
03-25-2010, 08:12 AM #8
Wow. I bet that was a surprise. That's a big ole river to be in the middle of.
so what is the rest of the story. paddle gone obviously. did you get your boat?
glad you're ok as that's a long time to be swimming.
Curious - why the little island of trees? boat still upstream and thinking it might come by?
03-25-2010, 09:11 AM #9
ScottyB posted a full story of the swim on the Monocacy Canoe Message Board:
If you go up one page, there's a shit ton more discussion.
Then there's the ensuing flame wars over the video and paddling alone:
If you really have time to read all that shit, I'm sorry. The first link is a good synopsis of what happened. Essentially, broken paddle and subsequent swim on the Potomac river just past the confluence with the Shenandoah in Harper's Ferry. River was high---around 60K CFS. Apparently couldn't swim to shore through currents. Water in the 50's. Got a nice helicopter ride out of it. Ridiculous part is that his boat was recovered near Little Falls on the Potomac. That's a 54 mile trek down a river at flood stage, over Great Falls, over a low head dam, and then a recovery by kayakers that read the MCC message board.
03-26-2010, 02:04 PM #10
Was that a Jimistik? RIP.
Glad you are OK, man.
03-26-2010, 03:22 PM #11You are the mission Bob.