Karen J.



Rockville, MD
Hometown: Bethel Park

Member since:

June 14, 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 own my own PFD.

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

Before joining CKA, I kayaked 4 times: once in the sea on a cruise excursion, twice on the Potomac with church groups, and once on Front Royal Canoe's shortest trip in the Shenandoah with friends. As a teen I had a lot of training paddling canoes and am more adept at that. Now I would like to get more adept a kayaking.

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 don't own a boat and would have to rent.

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?

Playing outdoors with others exhilarates me. Kayaking fills me with childish glee.

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 don't expect to become a white-water master, but I look forward to socializing with fellow paddlers, becoming more competent in the water, and finding memorable opportunities.


I love paddling, seek to improve skill and endurance, and cherish CKA companions.


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