Friday, June 1, 2012

A First Kayak and A New Adventure Pt 1

I bought a kayak.

I didn't mean to, it just happened. I was at Dick's Sporting Goods on Memorial Day and saw that they were on a great sale. I've been wanting one for a while. The Tidewater area is a heaven for kayakers. A kayak would give me many very good places to fish a short distance from my house.

Like I said they were on a great sale and Fathers Day is just around the corner, so I made a snap decision an bought an inexpensive sit on top. It is the Future Beach Spirit 120. I paid $220 for it.

Before the kayak experts turn up their nose to this purchasing decision, contemplate this: I have never sat in a kayak. I know nothing about them. When I made this purchase I did not even know if I would enjoy kayaking. Purchasing a cheap one made sense.

 I did have the presence of mind to Google it on my iPhone before purchasing. It got good reviews.

I took it home, broke the news to me wife, and played with it for a while. Wanting to see how stable it was, I placed it in a full kiddie pool and sat in it.

It was more fun(ny) than informative.

I'm not actually as bald as I look in this picture. Or as stupid.
And yes, My daughter is in a princess dress. That is just how we roll.
My wife sat in it and declared "I want one!". So, we went back to Dick's and bought her one in a different color. I don't know when we will both be able to break away from the children to go out together, but I'm looking forward to it!

Three days later I took it out on the water. It was an awesome adventure.....Stay tuned!

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