Peaceful Trip

I love outdoor sports and welcome any opportunity to enjoy water recreation whether it be in a lake, a river, or at the shore. If I don’t mind driving awhile, I have access to snorkeling or kayaking as my mood dictates. A friend asked me to join him for an open weekend and I suggested we opt for the boat this time. He has an inflatable kayak which is so easy to transport. He told me that he had thought of buying a regular one since he enjoyed the activity, but immediately noticed that it is heavy and causes drag on the roof of a car. He knew that would get my attention given my green nature because it means that the car uses up more gas. He is right. I don’t believe in wasting energy so why not go for the inflatable kayak. Your time on the water is virtually the same. You are zipping along at a nice pace as you take in a gorgeous day of fresh air and sun. Even a darker day is fun. You can’t control Mother Nature, but sometimes we get lucky as our great Instagram photos tell.

Sometimes things go awry and there is trouble inflating the kayak. Other times we forgot food and water and had to go on the hunt. While ashore, we can encounter critters and pests who want to spoil our day. Or we can lose sight of our car and have to walk for a mile or more to find it. Oh, for a peaceful trip! That is our goal. But we handle any adversity that comes our way. The most important point is that the kayak is solid, durable, and reliable. Inflatable isn’t a negative word. They are just as sleek, fast, and performance oriented as the other kind, but they are so much lighter. Some have an innovative design that is intended to be safe and stable. Plus, they don’t cost as much as the rigid models.

Kayaking is a dream in inflatable boat. My friend and I can pack it in a bag that is a fraction of its full size. This is called stowable portability. When I first saw this kind of kayak, I was impressed with the breakthrough in construction. When I first took a ride, I also saw the value of high-performance paddling. Bravo to the manufacturer of our particular boat. It is tough enough for whitewater due to the thick hull material. This is not a flimsy item and it sets up in a mere ten minutes. They are suitable for beginner or experienced paddlers alike so I can recommend it to anyone young or old. We knew we made a good choice when my friend bought it. It has provided many hours of outdoor enjoyment and fun. What a great value in boating today. I say go for it.

Meanwhile we had a wonderful time with no mishaps. It was a day of flat-water paddling, a scenic view, and exercise of a unique kind.