elaine g.



Columbia, MD

Member since:

April 28, 2012

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


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

I have spent most of my life being a hard core beach lover but discovered the wonders of rivers over the past 3 or 4 years and have fallen in love with them. Have done some canoeing but find the easiness of dealing with kayaks more appealing. I am a beginner with lots to learn, but am generally pretty comfortable on the water and look forward to hopefully getting out once or twice a week since I just bought my own kayak today at LLBeans sale.

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 just bought a 10 foot manatee.

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 would have to say all of the above. It is truly a great joy.

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 am looking to learn more, find new places to kayak, and meet likeminded folks.


I enjoy activities and opportunities that keep me healthy, young at heart and in touch with the joys to be found in nature and friendships. I am originally from California and find the change of seasons here really a wonderful thing.

What elaine g. is saying about this Meetup Group

CKA continues to provide perfect experiences in the most consistent of ways I have encountered in life.

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