Yesterday I was the student at Kayak class at HOA Hokkaido Outdoor Adventures in Hidaka.
As you can see in the photograph - I was nervous and cried a little! Teacher Bob was very calm and understanding - here he was teaching me how to escape when the kayak turns over.
Learning new skills is important and although my kayak lesson was maybe more physically demanding than ANY English class, it reminded me that all new students come to a lesson with understandable nerves.
We have to trust the teacher to look after us and help us!
My kayak day was exciting, a little scary and a lot of fun.
I had a private lesson in the morning and later joined a group rafting/kayaking on the Saru River. I learned how to escape from an overturned kayak, how to cross a strong current..and how to try and come through white water!! Amazing.