>> Monday, June 30, 2008
Couple of my friends working together in the same block within MSR, decided to go on canoeing in Lake Washington. We hired canoes from UW recreation center. Me and David Koop were on the same canoe. I was bit reluctant to take my camera, but I really wanted to take a panorama shot of 520 bridge, (one of??) the longest floating bridges.
We went towards the bridge and crossed the shipping lines to go underneath the bridge. We had to face waves coming up about 3-4 feets high, but all of us managed to get through. Then we went to Arboretum and had some rest.
Since it seemed much safer, I removed my life jacket also.
Then we head back to UW rental center. Both me and David leaned towards the same side of the boat, at the same time, and that over-turned the boat. I had no option but to jumb in to the deep water, and I thought I had the life jacket, but it was not. Some how I came up and my head then hit against the boat, as David was trying to get the boat to proper side. (I think I went down once again). Some how we figured we can not turn the boat and we swimmed about 10-15 meters, pulling the boat also to the shore. At that point only I took out my camera.
My camera is still not working but we were saved (I think it was too close). I dried it, but some water seemed to be leaked in to the lenses.
These some of the last photos I took from my camera.
Panoramic view of 520 bridge
View of Mt. Rainier from with 520 bridge
View of Mt. Rainier from Lake Washington
Me and David in the unlucky canoe
The canoing gang