A few years ago, I decided to participate in our county's Wild Hog Canoe Race down the wild Waccasassa River. The Waca race section is about 19 miles of twisty, shallow, limerock infested skinny river. The race raises money for our local adult ed center for mentally handicapped citizens.
The dilemma was which kid to take.
Eventually, I decided to go in what we call, "baby order". So, in 2003, I took Katie. In 2004 due to a cheer camp conflict, I took Jr. instead of Emma. She went as my partner in 2005. The kids are my "bowman" and I am in the stern.
It's an insane race with many portages, more S-curves than you can imagine, and razor-edged limerock when the water is low.