I went out today to the back yard for a little while and sat in my kayak. And cried.
I think that in spite of the pain, I’ve got to get out for a few minutes in it. Not for long – I don’t want to get too painful. But I’ve got to feel my own kayak beneath me on the water.
Last night on the drive home from Ottawa, I was thinking about some pictures I’d like to try taking when I get kayaking again. One of the things I like to do with photography is get unusual camera angles, and I came up with some good ones that I could use the unusual folding nature of the Coolpix to good advantage.
Continue reading Kayak dream
On Saturday at Bay Creek Paddle Center’s end of year sale, I saw several people getting into or out of canoes and kayaks made by Swift Canoe & Kayak. It took a strong effort of will, but I didn’t refer to a single one of them as a “Swift Boat Veteran”.
I just want to lie here and sleep for two days, but I can’t convince Vicki to spoon feed me. After buying my new kayak, I of course had to fix the canoe rack.
Continue reading I’m exhausted
Oh, probably. But I can’t help it – I went out today and bought a kayak. “My” paddle store, Bay Creek had their end of year clearance. I went still undecided whether I wanted to buy the Valley Avocet RM that I rented a few times and found a really fun boat, or the Valley Skerray RMX, which I rented several more times and found it *almost* as nice as the Avocet, but with a few drawbacks.
Continue reading Is it wrong to be optimistic?