I went kayaking the other night. The water was really warm..like pee..that doesn’t happen very often in Minnesota. Usually our lakes are cool and refreshing. I stayed near shore. I am not an idiot. One of the major rules about kayaking is don’t get too far from shore because you may have to swim back! I found the kayak to be more tippy than a canoe. The double paddle felt strange so I will probably buy myself a canoe paddle.
I stayed dry..it was peaceful and calm out on the lake..quiet too.. only the squawking of a Great Blue Heron and the sound of Chance splashing in the water interrupted the silence:)
Sounds and looks wonderful ! When Papa finished referbashing our river boat we will flaot down the river take photos in the piece and quiet and take in all the nature ! AHHH wonderful ! Have a great day !
It sounds wonderful to me. Except for that warm warm water. The silence and peacefulness would be a great experience.
Beautiful photos, Connie. Looks like a great way to unwind at the end of the day. I can just imagine hearing the splashing water from Chance having a good time!
I have a canoe paddle i will give you. Come and get it. I prefer the double as it is quicker acting, when you need it. And I can swim like a fish, so never worry about how far from shore I get. Of course when I go kayaking ion the spring when the runoff runs off, I am in small waterways that only run water in the spring and usually is not over 1 or 2 feet deep! ;-)
if only i could swim. i bet it was beauiful, gliding out on the water.
I love that you are enjoying the kayak! Happy paddling.
The pictures looks so peaceful!
We used to live near a tidal river. There were evenings when I'd come home, dump the kayak in the water and go out for a paddle. It was so refreshing. All the hassles of the day would be drained out as I paddled along.
It took me a while to get used to the double-ended paddle, as I was used to a canoe, but one I got used to it, I enjoyed it.
I loved my kayak when I lived on the lake. I would go out early in the morning and watch the otter play. You will get used to the kayak if you open your legs like a triangle with your knees against the sides of the kayak it wont be a bit tippy. Enjoy.
Sounds wonderful, I'm envious!
I've paddled in a canoe and a kayak, and I would find the canoe paddle very awkward in a kayak. Keep practicing, I think you'll come to like it:)
I think you are the first not to get wet...Congratulations.
These water adventures with you the last few days have been very enjoyable.
You sound much smarter than the men in your family! Praise God for lakes and relaxing transportation on them.
That seems like great fun. I plan to try it next year at Star Lake, but I'll be wearing a life vest because the lake is deep even a few feet from shore.
Wow - what gorgeous, serene shots!
"Warm like pee" sounds SO (not) inviting. I think a double paddle would be better......you just need to practice.
You'll get used to the kayak and it will feel just like a part of you. Enjoy!
Good for you. You may have to buy another one and a third for Chance. I always liked seeing the lake calm once in a while and the sounds travel so well with calm water.
I never learned how to swim and am a little afraid of water if I can't touch bottom. I'm certain I would be terrified of a kayak, but wish I could enjoy. I know so many people who do...
that answers my question. I've never tried it.
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