Thanks all for the great advice!
I was wearing sandals as I didn't have any other shoes I wanted to get wet, but I found they were too stiff of sole for my taste. Will look into some water shoes.
I was on a river on windy day (not my first choice but convenience won out). I am sticking to single-sided single blade technique and only switched when headwinds tried to make me go down the river the hard way aka: sideways.
Again, I appreciate all of the help and will try to get it on lake before it gets too cold so I can get my confidence up and gain some experience.
Recreational Kayak Paddle
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