Yakkity Yak- Trip One

We've been talking about getting kayaks for a few months and finally this weekend we bit the bullet and bought some. Actually, while I was exhibiting at my show this weekend, Joe went and picked them up. Mine, the red one, is from Dick's Sporting Goods, and Joe's (khaki green) is from Bass Pro Shops.  We got all the gear we needed, and planned our first trip for today, Memorial Day.

We drove about an hour or so North, to Forestport, NY to a small private lake called North Lake. It was a beautiful 80 degree day, with not a cloud in the sky.
I was nervous at first, being a clumsy fool that I am- I figured I'd flip it or fall in, or fall while getting in it, or fall when getting out of it.

It was a bit windy today so we didn't stay out too long just because against the wind, it was a little tough to maneuver but the time we did spend out on the water was really really nice. Relaxing but also kind of a work out too. Looking forward to a summer filled with these trips. I hope I don't bore you too much by sharing them here.

 Here are some pictures from our trip.

All packed up and ready to go. We don't have a kayak rack yet, so we strapped them in and prayed to the Kayak Gods that they wouldn't fly out.

 But first, let me take a selfie....

We arrived at the drop in area.... a nice flat area, we were able to back right up to the water and drop them in.

Panoramic view

On the water...

Heart shaped rock to commemorate the trip.