Every woman is rejuvenated by seeing their mother. I feel like I have an energy that is unstoppable now. She is so supportive and helpful with things that are going on, while staying on this small island in the middle of the Nile River. She is positive and happy, a friend, a mentor. It was awesome waking up this morning knowing that I was going to spend the day with her, in Uganda.
We had a slow morning, over coffee we all assessed the damage from the absolutely massive thunderstorm that we had come through last night just past midnight. Uganda really knows how to do these midnight thunderstorms indescribably well. The river was pretty low so I held off on paddling until the afternoon for a better level on Nile Special. It was nice to catch up with mom and just sit by her.
Mom wanted to paddle out to Nile Special, it’s pretty much a 10 minute flat water paddle with a small ferry at the end, I was stoked that I was going to be able to go paddling with my mom in Africa, not many people can say that! She crushed the ferry and almost ran me over going up the eddy because she was hauling butt. We spent the afternoon at the wave with mom watching. For some odd reason she really enjoys watching freestyle kayaking, I guess it helps that its on a huge wave and there have been some epic crashes and huge moves. I was working primarily on air screws and left back blunts. The air screw attempts from yesterday made me pretty sore so I was keeping them to a minimum. It is amazing how sore kayaking can make you after a week straight of paddling.
Mom and I paddled into the sunset and headed back to the island for the night. We all had an early night after the big day of paddling and sitting in the sun (Mom).