Please answer each question. How many miles do you prefer to paddle? How many hours do you like to paddle? Can you get back into your boat unassisted, if you flip, & do you carry the gear required to do that & do you practice doing that?
3 - 5 hours, or more, with a break.
Our paddles try to provide aerobic exercise, so you need to be able to and want to paddle 3 - 4 miles at a good clip, without taking a break. Please confirm that that is what you can do.
What do you think, Joyce? 8-)
Do you plan to bring a dog on our walks? You are VERY welcome to walk with us without a dog. And you can bring guests on walks (but not on paddles).
No dog. Do not anticipate walking with group due to distance from "home" in Natick.
I met Joyce in FL and I have enjoyed paddling with her. I would rank myself an "advanced beginner" with several years of experience, but still limited skills.