14 July 2013 | Dartmouth, N.S.
You can take the water away from us, but you can't take us away from the water.
"Dave, honey, maybe we should make that our new motto?"
We were thrilled to have a couple of kayaks at our disposal on this gorgeously beautiful day, and so we quickly hopped in,
the clear blue skies, refreshingly cool water and blue dragonflies flitting about everywhere.
We bravely headed out, destination unknown,
and before long the Capt'N was asking for a break, or rather truth be told, we were staying out of the way,
or going under bridges,
or finding out of the way places that we could explore.
At one point
, I, yelled "RACE",
but someone didn't want to play!
Ok, bumper kayaks it is...
When we left last year, we gave ourselves one year before making any major purchases of the fun kind. We thought it best that we experience the lifestyle for a while before we would really know what works For Us; how we might use it, will we be in areas that it's feasible to use, and will we really use it, or will it end up in some aft lazarette using valuable space and growing mold?
And so, after looking at a few ideas (kayaks, paddleboards, windsurfers...), we've been seriously leaning towards Kayaks, the Inflatable Kind, AIRIS in fact.
The prime directives for our current lifestyle is anything we get needs to be rather small and lightweight, easy to store, easy to carry, easy to use. Having tried them a few months ago, we found them to be surprisingly incredibly stable on the water.
The question now is do we want a tandem one (which still has the option to be used by only one of us), or do we want two individual ones (at almost double the cost). Hmm... decisions, decisions...
Either way we're back on the water.
"Yes dear..." says the Capt'N, and I laugh, reminding him gently that "I won!"