July 7, 2012
No I do not, but will get one if I need to.
I kayaked for the first time in May 2011. I then took 2 lessons from an outfitter and kayaked probably 4 or 5 times over last summer.
I will need a rental kayak, but intend to eventually buy one.
I love being so close to the water and being able to paddle in shallow tributaries where I often see wildlife. But I also like the challenge of the open water. It is so quiet and peaceful and I can paddle as fast or slow as I want. And it's a good workout besides!
That sums it up for me: improve my paddling skills, get exercise and fresh air, be out on the water and meet some great new people.
I'm looking forward to kayaking again!