This afternoon Gene and I went kayaking on our lake. Last year we tried out the paddle boat so this time I wanted to try something different. I like kayaking so much more! It’s easier to steer, you can go faster, and it’s not as hard on the legs. Even though I generally am opposed to a two-person kayak (it’s harder to maneuver in my opinion), I had a great time with no complaints. Maybe I’ve had bad double kayaks before. Kayaking today was very relaxing.
We spent a little over an hour just cruising along the lake. The weather was so warm that it felt great to have the water from the paddle drop on me.
During this excursion we saw multiple fish. The fish in this lake are large, so we’re pretty sure they’re stocked and not wild. The majority of them were hanging out in the area of the lake you can see in the picture above. Gene and I think it’s because not many people walk all the way over there to fish. There’s also a lot of trees and bushes, which could mean more bugs. I tried to touch my paddle to a couple of fish but they were clearly too fast for me. No matter, I probably didn’t want to touch a fish anyway.
We also saw some ducklings on our trip! There were two sets of them and they were adorable.
We went into this little back area that I’ve always wanted to explore whenever I go on walks, so it was almost magical for me to get to see it via the water. We did have a bit of a hard time getting out (there were a lot of trees), but after forcing the boat over many branches and twigs, we got back to the main part of the lake. It was a mini adventure.
We slowly made our way back to the dock. I can’t wait until the next time I’m able to go again!