Kayaking Reminds Me of Karate

Don’t ask me why, it just does.

Until a few weeks ago, I had never been kayaking.

I’ve been on fishing boats and went white water rafting when I was younger, but that was the extent of my sea adventures.

Fortunately for me, the Mike lives near a lake AND has two kayaks. Score!

Before we set out onto the water, we picked up some lunch and an extra life vest. You can never go wrong with Panera. I had the Avocado BLT, he had the Thai Chicken Salad. All of their food is delicious. If I could afford it, I would gladly eat there every day.

When we got to the lake, unloaded the kayaks and were on our way. I was the first to get into the water.

Before stepping in, I imagined myself suddenly wiping out. It was only a little terrifying. Sitting down and paddling away was reassuring enough to know that I was going to be ok. Naturally, I played it cool the entire time.

We were out on the lake for over an hour. It was really nice. We paddled past a few people, but the lake was relatively quiet and there was little resistance.

I’m definitely looking forward to going kayaking again. It’s a great arm workout and a good way to get outside.

Later that day, we went to Union Beach so the man could take some photos.

The beach was pretty sketchy. There were random articles of clothing everywhere. Some guy even started a fire on the beach. Even though everyone was friendly, I wouldn’t say it’s the optimal summer spot. More like a good place to get murdered.

…but that sunset though.

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