Just the fact that she wanted to row is a beautiful thing.
I would hope this little disturbance wouldn't deter her from trying again.
I have provided a number of hilarious moments for my friends, fellow anglers and myself. Fortunately they were just that, because they can be frighting at the time.
For that matter I usually get a good laugh every time I go out, if not from my own boat someone else.
Pardon my tangent, but IMO its not just a beginner thing. Sure the rowing part comes with time but really the more you do it the more likely something will happen. Rivers are a continuously changing force of nature, its not a matter if it will happen, its more when it happens will you be prepared?
I have seen grown adults flop straight out of the boat.
though I can't take any claim to that, I have pulled off similar acrobatics as the cheerleader. The only difference was I was already in a daunting moment going through a super narrow braided channel with over hanging vegetation and when I went to sit back down I flopped on the floor with the camping gear in the back.
moments later I was popping out of a random overgrown channel with anglers awaiting only then having to pull the boat over a gravel bar to get back to the main channel
While the gravel thing is noting I am not use to, it just felt more humiliating this time
That is just one story related and Ill spare you the rest of my embarrassments. As many of you have, I have seen some super funny moments, border line frighting moments and then some straight up life and death moments. That was pretty darn funny, I have been waiting to catch one of my fishing partners on camera doing something that hilarious.
Anyways I guess all I am saying is she already one upped many fishermen just by wearing a PFD
Hope everyone is getting out!