It looks like we will not be kayaking this weekend. I really wanted to go, but we've had some very freaky (and torrential) downpours. I am not an experienced kayaker, wise in the ways of the river. We would have been starting downriver of the the refinery, but we would still be navigating one tricky area. The water is brown and high right now.
Tim has never kayaked and is convinced he will not enjoy it. I am just as convinced that he will, once he actually does this, however if we capsize and he drowns on his first trip out, he'll never go kayaking with me again.
Note from above pictures. The business owners who rent out (and sell) the equipment to have these adventures posted them on line to warn people of the danger. The current was tricky, the water deep. They evidently were approaching the rock a bit more quickly than expected and as they tried to veer around it, the canoe turned enough sideways, pinned itself against a rock and then turned over and filled with water. The river current kept it pinned there.
All aboard were safe.
The canoe itself was pulled away from the rock using two come-alongs and the business owner paddled the undamaged canoe back to the business the following day.