Tuesday, July 5, 2011
First Official Paddle on the Pink Kayak
Lake Atwood was calling us last weekend. The sun was out and the breeze was on vacation so we headed out to the clearest lake in the area. This was the first official trip for the lil' pink yak.
We dropped in at the launch and joined the few other kayaks out on the lake. Lake Atwood is all about the clarity. This was the clearest that I have ever seen. You could see 10 feet into the lake. There were a ton of blue gills and trout to look at. Some of the trout were pretty big too!
We paddled the whole lake and doubled back through the little gap on the north side of the lake. We had a little practice paddling around fishing lines and around other paddlers. The little pink boat got some real attention.
It wasn't long before Kiara took off ahead of me looking for fish. She got the hand of things really quickly. She was turning and guiding the kayak like a pro.
There were a few times that she took a break and hung on to the main ship...lol. There are times that I wish I had a larger paddler to hang on to so I could power through the tough spots. That would come in handy!
So the first trip was a success and she said she had a lot of fun. I think this last picture solidifies that. A few more trips out on Lake Atwood and maybe another trip to Busse Woods and this little one will be ready for the slow moving section of the creek.