that was a cool story! it seems every time i'm on/near the water, stuff like this happens to me, too, so i can sympathize. i have not been in a kayak since i was a teen because every time i got in one, it would immediately roll over. all the kids in the neighborhood would come running when they knew i was going to try again, because it was (apparently) a lot of fun to watch me. oh, and fiddleheads? they just look yucky! i'll try the uhop pizza but not fiddle heads!