August 8, 2011
I learned to kayak on the New Jersey side of the Delaware Bay at Gandy's beach in 1999. I have kayaked there several times a year since. The nature of the tidal Bay water changes from day to day. One day this past week I kayaked into the night on water smooth as glass, the next day we were jumping 2-3ft. waves. At high tide the overflow passages are lovely, quiet waters with little or no current. I have begun a quest to navigate as many local rivers and waterways as I can. This summers reading includes Quiet Waters in New Jersey and Paddling in the Pine Barrens. I am game to try any water as long as it is not crazy white water.
Even though I have kayaked a lot I have never had formal training so I would say I am somewhere in the mid intermediate range. I have taken white water canoeing classes which I find have helped me in kayaking.
Yes, Old Town Dirego, Old Town Loon and a little Old Town Otter. I also have a nice Old Town, canoe.
I am in the water between April and October. If I want to kayak, I will make it happen, weekdays or weekends. I have never done a "polar bear" kayak trip. Don't want to either.
Hi My name is Nancy D. I am a South Jersey Glass Artist/Craftsperson, who has been in love with kayaking since 1999. I live on a 170 acre farm that borders the Mannington Meadows in Mannington N.J. (great lotus filled waters)
I am impressed with Meri and the way the trip was organized. She takes the time to teach, encourage and advize. This really takes away the apprehension of a first time group kayaker. I will look forward to seeing her again.