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 second.....talk 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 today.......so once again, I will be going on my maiden voyage in a new boat........by the way.....the new one is blue. :)