My sister-in-law bought a kayak the other day. She has a new friend—who lives on a lake nearby—who kayaks. The friend invited my sister-in-law to go kayaking with her recently. Next thing I know, my sister-in-law is crazy for kayaking.

I think I’d love kayaking. I’ve never been, but I’ve wanted to for years.  Our next door neighbors have kayaks, too (in addition to a very nice pontoon boat). They take their kayaks to a nearby lake and put in at the boat ramp.  Now, if I had a kayak, and a kayak-correct-paddle, and a kayak carrier for the car, and another car so my wife (who I gather has no interest in kayaking) would have transportation while I was off kayaking, I’d probably do a bit of kayaking the way my neighbors do it. Ideally, I’d have a friend with whom I could go kayaking, but I’m not a particularly sociable guy, so that might be more of an issue than the kayak. You can buy a kayak.

The season for kayaking, I think, is summer. And maybe into fall. And late spring. Inasmuch as we’re into late summer, I think it might be best for me to wait to seriously explore, certainly to indulge, my interest in kayakery. A delay will give me the opportunity to shed much of my body weight before late spring next year so I will not be in as great a danger of sinking a kayak, were I to get in it.

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2 Responses to Kayakery

  1. I think. I write. I wish. I wander. says:

    Wise suggestion, sir. I believe I will follow it!

  2. Jim Hawarden says:

    Sir, I think kayaking would be an excellent endeavor for you. I’ve gone various times in all manner of weather. I suggest that you go to a lake that has kayak rentals and test it out. Or, better yet, go somewhere where they have group kayak tours. This will give you a taste for it and will give you the added security of knowing that there is someone nearby in case you, as you state, sink a kayak! 🙂 Let me know if you go!

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