This past weekend, the sun was scheduled to be out, so we decided to finally go for it. The sun was most definitely out, but we forgot to check the windchill. 50 degree weather doesn't scream "go kayaking today", but we made the most of it and had a total blast! When the water is that cold, it's pretty much operation don't-fall-in. We didn't fall in, so I am calling the day a complete success.
We chose full on winter clothing for our kayaking adventure, which seemed a little contradictory, but man were were thankful when that cold water started splashing our legs! We wore ski pants for warmth (Parker opted for hiking pants and regretted it later when they weren't as warm) and Sperrys because we were on a boat. When on a boat, one must wear Sperrys. Yes.
We are waiting on our awards for Most Fashionable Kayakers. I'm sure they'll be here any day now...
I have to say, if you're going kayaking with a buddy, a 2 person kayak is totally the way to go. If I didn't feel like paddling, I'd just rest my little arms, enjoy the view, and let the man do all the work. #winning
Since I was in front, there were definitely times that Parker stopped paddling without my knowing. You can imagine how quickly we got around with my little arms doing all the paddling for both of us. Not so quick.
We saw turtles and ducks, but the coolest sighting was a bald eagle that flew directly over us! It was definitely the closest I have ever seen one in real life, and we were so excited!
Since it was so chilly, we only stayed out there about an hour, but we were so glad to finally cross kayaking off of our to-do list! We were also so glad that the kayak didn't fall off our car/harm our car/harm another car while we were transporting it to and from base. That in itself felt like a small victory.
There's no one else I'd rather rock ski pants and Sperrys with than this stud. Spring kayaking trip is in the books!