Submitted: 06-10-2004 by CJC
Went for my first day trip last friday and it was great. There was hardly anyone around which made for a very peacefull and relaxing ride. Caught a little bit of wind and current on the open lake which tested my still new paddling skills but with the skeg down everything was ok.
I also went down a calm, narrow and winding river. On several occasions I had to execute quick turns and reverse moves to avoid last minute rocks and debris below the water line and the kayak handled fine.
Just a quick note about the sport. People sometimes buy CDs with nature sounds on them. I was wearing cheapy headphones connected to a radio which I tuned into a classical channel and with the birds chirping around I had my own REAL nature CD going.
Happy yakking season to all.