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Baltimore, MD

Member since:

March 7, 2013

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

Yes, and my awesome dog Trixie has one too : )

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

I used to have a serious aversion to water after almost drowning twice as a child. I learned to kayak in the US VI's about 6 years ago and have been doing it sporadically ever since. Didn't begin to think about kayaking as an actual "thing' to do regularly until winter started disappearing and I wanted something outdoorsy to do that wasn't dependent on a season per se and to burn off some energy (should read: to burn off ridiculous amount of calories consumed during the day). I would classify myself as a beginner I haven't had a whole lot of training aside from some basic how not to die instruction I received when first starting.

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've been using the Emotion Bliss but I am considering a Perception Tribute but it doesn't come in pink-- no joke, haha.

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?

Kayaking is fun and can be very adventurous it is also very peaceful and restorative there is nothing like a beautiful open body of water. Also, I am not extremely athletic-- no softball, basketball, etc. for this girl I am dreadfully uncoordinated. However, I love that kayaking is pretty low impact but you definitely get a good aerobic and anaerobic work out.

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 definitely would like to improve my skills seeing how I don't have many. It would also be nice to meet some other rad paddlers to go out and explore with in the water and on land.


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