Terry E.


Santa Rosa, CA

Member since:

June 30, 2014

What kind of kayaking are you interested in?

I enjoy relatively calm waters not too far from shore. What I like about being in my boat is that there is nothing else to do but be in the moment. I find that so relaxing and exciting at the same time. I also make it a point to get my grandkids out in the kayaks so paddling will become 2nd nature to them for the rest of their lives.

How long have you been kayaking?

I've been kayaking off and on most of my life. I started with a patched up inflatable found discarded at a dumpster. We took that out in the coves up on the north coast of CA. Then, when my yet-to-be husband started getting "serious," we went in together on a tandem kayak. We've had lots of fun with that, and sometimes I prefer that boat when the conditions of a location are unfamiliar to us. I feel safer knowing that we can put our muscle together if we end up in difficult conditions. Then we got a couple of singles. I love having a short kayak that's easy to get in and out of since I like smaller bodies of water. There is not always a lot of room to maneuver a long kayak easily. Yesterday, I received my Swift, handmade ultra-light kayak which I am very excited about. I plan to kayak into my old age and a 24lb kayak should be something I can handle as I get older. I can't wait for the maiden voyage!

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I'm a middle-aged nurse with grand-kids. My husband and I are nature enthusiast so paddling is always combined with our other hobbies, like birding, photography, geocaching, wildflowers & plants. We hope to make kayak camping one of these days.

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