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originally posted by: Domo1
I love it. When I was a teenager I went on a long trip from Seattle through the San Juans into Canada and back. One of my favorite memories. I want to get back into it but don't want to do it alone. I'm thinking about picking up one of those crappy little sit on tops and ,easing around in the lake nearby.
originally posted by: StanFL
Yes, we love it. Last year my cousin from Stockholm, who has a kayak there that costs as much as a car, went with us to Aleta Park, inside Miami, and followed the river out to Biscayne Bay. We saw an entire huge school of fish, jump out of the water in synchrony and dive back in, and then again. I never knew a whole school of fish could maintain their position while jumping. I will never, ever forget that sight. And it was only because of kayaking that we saw it.
originally posted by: grumpy64
Yep. Used to do a lot of kayaking but do not seem to have enough time for anything anymore. I still have my kayaks though. One is a professionally made touring/slalom type and the other is called an Olympic because it was a copy of the one that won the 73/74 Olympics. Have had heaps of fun over the years. Last time I went out though the there was a lot of water in the river and I was using someone else's kayak. It was one of those plastic ones which I don't find as responsive as a lighter fibreglass one. At the first white water one of the other guys came out and I beached and ran to help him but slipped on mossy rocks and cut my shin to the bone. Had to spend the next seven hours like that. No problems though. We came across a group of Middle eastern guys who had never been kayaking before and one was literally shaking and trembling with fear in the wild conditions so we arranged for a vehicle to take them down the river or they would have been statistics. Got home and my wife was so angry that we went out in such conditions but every kayaking trip is an adventure of some sort.
We were back out on the water a couple of weeks later.