Altaira with Ugly Kayak Aboard
25 June 2006 | Ensenada, Mexico
My Fair Weather Mariner 39, Altaira, with new Wilderness System Freedom kayak in bright orange aboard. It was the only color in which I could find this particular kayak, which I hunted down in California. Not really my choice of color, but a good color for safety. It is a sit on top kayak that is much better than other such kayaks and very easy to dive off of and board from in the water without a paddle float. I say better because it handles, glides and has the speed of a typical, decent, fifteen and a half foot sit-in kayak, but not a really a longer, excellent one. I now am in La Paz and I have had a grey cover made for the kayak so at least the color if not the bulk is now under control.