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Bloggertobenamedlater is a surly, ill-tempered lawyer who resides in the South. Her hobbies include petting dogs, recovering from hiking injuries and promoting world peace by mandating universal consumption of Xanax.

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  1. Amanda says:

    So, how hard is kayaking? I’ve really wanted to learn, but I’m not a huge fan of getting wet. Like I know how to swim, I’d just RATHER be sunning my pasty ass with a mixed drink pool-side. Suggestions for learning to kayak without breaking a sweat?

    • Kayaking is not that difficult on flat water. It just requires a little balance. Mixed drinks pool side may make the learning curve steeper. For someone who wants to kayak on flat open water, something like a Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 is ideal. For choppier water or ocean front paddling, probably a sit on top like the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 is good. If you want to do sea kayaking, long distances or serious whitewater, that’s a whole ‘nother animal and you need special gear. I would suggest finding some local river that has an outfitter and renting a kayak to try out the sport. I am inherently lazy and loathe sweating, but kayaking is a nice break and forces my pasty white ass out into the world at large. If I can manage it, anyone can.

    • Pamela Googe says:

      If you are over fifty and are chubby or more, do not under any circumstances go kayaking. YOU WILL NEVER GET OUT. There is no seat, (like a canoe has). and your center of gravity has to be hoisted up by weak legs, it just doesn’t work. However, if you want to be hoisted out and humiliated in front of large groups of skinny,athletic folks, go for it. I went kayaking my first time in a very cold mountain lake in OR. The next year it was on an estuary leading out to the sea in OR. The guy that arranged it didn’t like me much,so this could explain a lot. It does lend itself to some beautiful scenery and self contemplation when you are not worried about dying,however.

  2. Katie says:

    I love your blog! I am a lazy sweat loathing kayaker myself. After reading about your Piney river adventure I believe I will be crossing it off my list.

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