July 8, 2013
I have my own boat. 16' Prijon Catalina. To start things off I'm a day tripper, I don't do much overnight kayaking. That being said, my favorite trips have been on the Ohio river. I love how it's different every time I go out, and that there's so much social activity out there, and I like using my kayak as a means of getting to it. Once I went to see a band play at a river venue, and kayaked to get there. There's a giant half-sunken ship hidden away on an inlet of the Ohio river that's called the "Ghost Ship" and I love kayaking to see it. It reminds me of something you might see on Scooby-Doo. Above all else, my number one most favorite trip is anytime I get to go kayaking with my dad. We got into kayaking together, and it's how I connect with him.
I would categorize myself as a "fitness kayaker" I'm not into touring or racing, but I like to get on the water and go fast. My skill level would be at the upper end of intermediate. I'd like to say I'm advanced, but I feel that I've got to get a lot better at rolling a kayak before I can truly call myself advanced. Despite that one flaw, I'm a good paddler, but always looking to get better.
I've been kayaking on and off for years, but I've taken it to the next level in the last 3 years. I sold my boats when I moved to San Diego. Now I'm re-building my collection, and I'm ready to start meeting fellow kayakers. I also play kayak polo.
I've been out twice now with the group, and what resonates is how nice everyone is. It's a good group of mixed level kayakers who all go out and have a good time together.