When warm weather prevails, many of us are attracted to activities that will get us out on the water. one of the most popular summertime activities is kayaking. The popularity of this pastime is due to the fact that it can easily be done by folks of any age, skill level, or ability. Not only that, gliding on the waters surface is very relaxing and provides excellent opportunities for fun in the sun.
If you are new to these types of adventures there are a few things to take into consideration before you set out for the lake. Here you’ll find the kayaking basics.
Kayaking and canoeing are both physically undemanding and offer a calming ride on the lake or streams -not fast moving rivers, that’s white water rafting – big difference! I’ve done both and they each offer a unique experience – one relaxing, the other exhilarating.
Check with your local outdoor stores for guided tours in your vicinity. Generally they will not only be in charge of the tours but will also have equipment for you to rent. Until you have a few outings under your belt there is no reason to invest in a canoeing or kayaking equipment.
When you are ready to head out on your adventure, be sure to wear quick-drying clothes, made of synthetic fabric – shorts, tops, and jackets. Sun protection is essential – hats, sunglasses and sunscreen, because the sun tends to be stronger reflected off the water. Take along some water bottles and snacks for a quick energy boost.
It’s also a good idea to also bring along a first aid kit just in case an emergency arises.
And don’t forget the waterproof camera so you capture the memories you’ll be making – like kayaking on Lake Tahoe.
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Check out what this gal can do with her canoe – Canoe Dancing