Kathleen

Location:

Fairfax, VA
Hometown: Michigan

Member since:

July 24, 2013

A PFD (Personal Floatation Device) is required for all of our paddles. Do you have your own PFD or have acces to one?

I have a PFD - looking to purchase a kayak PFD as well.

Please tell us a little about your previous kayaking experience. It's okay if you don't have a lot of experience.

I kayak at Great Falls Park, Maryland Chutes, Riverbend Park, Monocacy River, MD (11 miles), Solomon's Island. I have been out on the water kayaking for 4 years. Always with a White Water Expert Kayaker and experienced kayakers accompanying me. I have kayaked in my home state, Michigan as well. AuSable River, Platte River - which empties into Lake Michigan.

What kind or type of kayak(s) do you own? If you'll be renting or borrowing from a friend that's okay too. We also have rental kayaks for members to use.

I do not have my own kayak at this time. Sometimes, I can borrow one from my friend's "guest kayaks" or rent one. I would like to purchase one after determining which one is the best fit for me to handle.

Why do you kayak? Some people paddle to relax and get away from it all outdoors, others to stay fit. The real crazies paddle just for the joy and fun of it. What's your reason?

I'm a former boater. I like to be out on the water, not only for the exercise, it's the stress relief it provides me with too.

What do you hope to get out of joining this group? Some people want to improve their paddling skills others just want to socialize with fellow paddlers. Is there anything special you're looking for?

I met many members of this group at the Solomon's Kayaking adventure. It was fun!! I would like to improve my paddling skills and socialize with people that have similar interests like mine, like exploring outdoors. I don't see flipping a boat in my near future, but I will never say never... cause you never know. It is a survival skill for kayakers to master. I respect that.

Introduction

Hi, I'm interested in making new friends with shared interests in a love of water and exploring the rivers in the tri state area with paddling.


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