Monday, May 30, 2011

"Maiden Voyage on Lake Wingra!"

Don and I took our boats over to Lake Wingra for our first time out on the water. We had a beautiful day with very little wind.....perfect!

Here is Don in his new kayak, the Wilderness Tsunami 120. He said it fits "like a glove" and he couldn't be happier with it.

I came off the water and took this photo of him doing a little extra paddling.

One happy paddler!

I, on the other hand, was not so happy. I felt like the Wenonah 12' solo canoe was going to go over every about being "tipsy"! After seeing the photos of me in it, I also felt it was too small of a canoe for me......

Don't you agree that I look too large for the canoe?

So.......after loading the boats back onto the car, we took Don's kayak home and headed back to Rutabaga's!

Where I tried out the Native Ultimate 14' 7"! It is considered a "hybrid" and is MUCH more stable. I took it for a test paddle in the lagoon behind Rutabaga's and I was fine.

Fortunately, they were very kind to me and I was able to trade in the solo canoe and upgrade to a Native Ultimate. We've not had a chance to take our boats out since until once again, I will be going on my maiden voyage in a new the way.....the new one is blue. :)


Molly Bee said...

Love the new canoe! You look great in it!

Barb said...

You are so right! The first one totally didn't "fit" you. The new one looks much better.