Thursday, January 27, 2011

On (and in) The Water

Here's another photo that I uncovered from my Christ United Methodist Church Youth Fellowship days in Shippensburg, PA. This photo, taken during Summer 1986, is from a YF retreat to the legendary A-Frame cabin in Central PA.

In this picture, you'll notice that we both have oars. What makes that special to note is, months earlier in frigid water temperatures, we had lost one of them while navigating the same waterway. Our boat capsized when Pete decided to be "cool" and stand up while we were negotiating a turn. Needless to say, we were both a little "frosty" after going into the drink. However, I managed to hold onto my oar and pull the boat to shore. Pete frantically tried to retrieve his oar but to no avail. The only thing that he almost got was hypothermia!

Pictured from L to R: Pete Morgan and Matt Norcross.

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