Sunday, May 27, 2012
I had never been kayaking before, so my interest was piqued when a good friend posted on Facebook Friday that she had gotten a second lightweight kayak, and did anyone want to come with? When I saw her at church this morning I asked if anyone had taken her up on the offer, and when she said no, I snapped up the opportunity!
We made plans for me to arrive at her place at 2:30. When I got there her husband had already loaded the kayaks on their SUV. We quickly gathered the remaining supplies needed, and were off.
How's this for awesome - we only had to drive about 100 yards to get to the gravel road that led to the creek. She later told me this was one of the major selling points when they bought their lot. Down the gravel road, and in no time we were at the creek. Her husband got the kayaks in the water and helped us in. Then - we were off!
Being my first time I was a tad wobbly, but caught on fairly quickly. I hadn't been paddling long when it occurred to me - the upper body ST workout I did on Saturday must have been pretty stellar. My arms felt like noodles! But I kept on paddling. The scenery was gorgeous. We were the only ones on that part of the creek except for some jet skiers that crossed our path for a brief time. They were nice & slowed way down to pass us, thankfully. Before I knew it we were at the York River - time to turn around & go back.
The return trip was much easier as the wind was at our backs and the tide was still coming in. Around a bend, and another, and another, and in no time we were back at the landing. I told Karen any time she needed a buddy to go kayaking - I'm her gal! She tries to go at least several times a month. I think we will have a fairly regular date!
Got back home and I was already sweaty and stinky, so I decided to start mowing the lawn. Mowed for about an hour before I just gave out. Came in and took a shower...and am I whooped! I guess an hour of kayaking and an hour of mowing will do that to ya, huh?
All in all, an excellent day. And tomorrow is another day off. Wonder what adventures I can find then?