Today I took a break from preparing for the trip (aka getting nervous and fussing over gear) to do a TV interview with reporter, Heather Sawaski, from Channel 9. Mom had contacted the station yesterday and they were interested in meeting with both of us to do a story. The plan was to meet at my parent's house at 1:00 to do the interview. We did do just that but for some action shots we decided to go to the river to get the boat on the water. The only problem was that over the last three days the weather has been down right cold and all the open water I paddled on Wednesday is now snow covered ice.
After leading Heather on a wild goose chase around town trying to find accessable open water we finally found a pond sized area where we could float the boat and get the action shots. I paddled circles for a while then came back to shore to answer a few more questions.
It's always painful to see and hear myslef on TV but Heather did an excellent job of editing and made me seem half intellegent. I love the cut she did to my mom's answer to what she thinks about the trip. Click on the photo above to see the report.