Last weekend, the paddling community took a heavy blow. A death toll of four in a count of two days. All capable paddlers. All seemingly innocent scenarios. All involving an absence of proper safety precaution.
Such tragedies are regrettably common in our community, and serve as a reminder that paddling is a double-edged blade. In the right environment, anyone can do it. In the wrong environment, anyone can be done by it. It’s one of life’s great pleasures that’s best approached with caution.