June 24, 2012
I started kayaking with a friend in 2003. He had two boats an ocean kayak and a 14 foot flatwater kayak. We switched off when we went out, except I was the only one that took the ocean kayak in the ocean. Actually, we both went out in ocean kayaks in Monterey Bay. I was the only one that would go out in surf . We probably went out every other weekend when the weather was good. I really loved it. It's so much easier than a canoe and we got to explore places I never would have seen just from going to the ocean or a lake to swim. I especially liked the birds that we could see in some of the marshes. Since I started home improving and gardening in 2005, I've not been out paddling much at all.
It's a basic EMS light but not very swift kayak, a Perception I think.
I love being on or in the water. I Swim outside from April-November and am happy on anything that floats. Theoretically, I can go out myself in the kayak since there are places close by, but I haven't much. As I said I also have really loved exploring places in Charles and I think St Mary's county where we saw lots of nesting osprey and bald eagles, cormorants, heron etc.
Improving my skills would be a nice perk but I'm interested in the social connection to get me out of my garden and into my boat. I haven't been paddling but will do if I make a commitment to a trip.
I'm pretty active year-round, gardening swimming hiking in the summer, spinning /cycling and yoga all year round, cross-countryskiing in the winter when I can. Spent about half my adult life in NYC. Still enjoy theater, opera, symphony, ballet etc.