First time kayaking and LOVED IT!!

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    Aug 02, 2013 6:21 PM GMT
    We went to a kayak rental place in East Setauket, NY and rented two single person kayaks. They pushed us down their ramp and away we went! It was kinda expensive, but fun. A good way to enjoy the nice weather and glide along calm waters, just very serene. I guess we will eventually buy a kayak and just go on our own, now that we have done it. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 02, 2013 6:23 PM GMT
    I've never been kayaking, but it seems like an awesome time!

    Did you guys take pictures? Glad you had fun :-)
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    Aug 02, 2013 6:25 PM GMT
    I did, but not sure how to get them here from the iphone5. It's fun and not hard at all. I saw some eye candy, too!
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    Aug 02, 2013 6:31 PM GMT
    Great exercise and I always liked the feeling of sitting low in the water. Except when my inflatable one (I'm not hoisting a hard shell atop my car or scratching the bow of my boat with one) was low on air and getting lower...paddling after dark...in the open bay...in Autumn...alone...with the water and air temperature dropping...not so much fun.
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    Aug 02, 2013 6:33 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidI did, but not sure how to get them here from the iphone5. It's fun and not hard at all. I saw some eye candy, too!


    You can send them to your e-mail, save them to your computer, upload them to http://imgur.com/, and then copy and paste the code they give you! If you need help let me know :-)
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    Aug 02, 2013 9:14 PM GMT
    Pictures came out too good, I'm not ready to post a clear pic of myself yet. Thanks anyway!
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    Aug 02, 2013 9:17 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidWe went to a kayak rental place in East Setauket, NY and rented two single person kayaks. They pushed us down their ramp and away we went! It was kinda expensive, but fun. A good way to enjoy the nice weather and glide along calm waters, just very serene. I guess we will eventually buy a kayak and just go on our own, now that we have done it. icon_biggrin.gif

    Keep an eye on Dick's (the sporting goods store not...well you know) for good buys on kayaks. I bought one for half price over the 4th of July weekend. I think the same kayak is on sale for $100 off this week. But there's always 4 or 5 good deals depending on how much you want to pay.
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    Aug 03, 2013 12:51 AM GMT
    Wade and kayak fishing is so much fun! You should try it!
    It's one of my fave things to do! Early morning or late afternoon, I go a few times a month out to the bay. Or kayaking on some creek behind my house.
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    Aug 03, 2013 1:37 AM GMT
    Blakes7 saidWe went to a kayak rental place in East Setauket, NY and rented two single person kayaks. They pushed us down their ramp and away we went! It was kinda expensive, but fun. A good way to enjoy the nice weather and glide along calm waters, just very serene. I guess we will eventually buy a kayak and just go on our own, now that we have done it. icon_biggrin.gif


    Right on, Blake. icon_biggrin.gif

    We have feathercraft 16 footers. Great in the ocean. When Bill and I first met we used to take them out into the gulf islands and camp on some of the small uninhabited ones. We used them to go up Widgeon creek with them off of Pitt Lake.

    Ironically since moving here right smack on the coast 5 years ago we've yet to use them. Go figure, lol.

    Actually we need to make a rig for the truck, and there's been so much going on we haven't bothered. (lazies)
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    Aug 03, 2013 11:48 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    Blakes7 saidWe went to a kayak rental place in East Setauket, NY and rented two single person kayaks. They pushed us down their ramp and away we went! It was kinda expensive, but fun. A good way to enjoy the nice weather and glide along calm waters, just very serene. I guess we will eventually buy a kayak and just go on our own, now that we have done it. icon_biggrin.gif


    Right on, Blake. icon_biggrin.gif

    We have feathercraft 16 footers. Great in the ocean. When Bill and I first met we used to take them out into the gulf islands and camp on some of the small uninhabited ones. We used them to go up Widgeon creek with them off of Pitt Lake.

    Ironically since moving here right smack on the coast 5 years ago we've yet to use them. Go figure, lol.

    Actually we need to make a rig for the truck, and there's been so much going on we haven't bothered. (lazies)

    Sixteen Footers?!! Mine's only 10 feet. Extreme kayak envy.
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    Aug 03, 2013 12:02 PM GMT
    "Sixteen Footers?!! Mine's only 10 feet. Extreme kayak envy."

    Awww . . . It's okay dude. You know what they say, "size doesn't matter" icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 03, 2013 12:10 PM GMT
    I have a river kayak. I learned to always go upstream first even if doesn't look like much of a current. Great upper body exercise and nice to sun while you're working out. Can do hard stroking or take it easy and pull over for naps on the river rocks.
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    Aug 03, 2013 1:07 PM GMT
    First time I went Kayaking was in the sea. The rental place forgot to put the drain plug in, found myself sitting in a growing puddle.
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    Aug 03, 2013 2:01 PM GMT
    Its quite fun, go yearly up north in Mich on various rivers...good times.
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    Aug 03, 2013 4:28 PM GMT
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    meninlove said
    Blakes7 saidWe went to a kayak rental place in East Setauket, NY and rented two single person kayaks. They pushed us down their ramp and away we went! It was kinda expensive, but fun. A good way to enjoy the nice weather and glide along calm waters, just very serene. I guess we will eventually buy a kayak and just go on our own, now that we have done it. icon_biggrin.gif


    Right on, Blake. icon_biggrin.gif

    We have feathercraft 16 footers. Great in the ocean. When Bill and I first met we used to take them out into the gulf islands and camp on some of the small uninhabited ones. We used them to go up Widgeon creek with them off of Pitt Lake.

    Ironically since moving here right smack on the coast 5 years ago we've yet to use them. Go figure, lol.

    Actually we need to make a rig for the truck, and there's been so much going on we haven't bothered. (lazies)

    Sixteen Footers?!! Mine's only 10 feet. Extreme kayak envy.


    LOL, I went out and looked at them, They're Nimbus not feathercraft (age, it addles ya O.o). These have two openings, one for the person, and the one behind for a doggie that also gives access to the rear bulkhead for storing tons of camping gear and provisions.

    Like so:
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    Aug 03, 2013 6:43 PM GMT
    Damn meninlove. Does that yacht of a kayak come with a captain and a first mate? Mine is bright canary yellow though so if we both got lost at sea in our kayaks at the same time the Coast Guard would probably spot me before you. My brother says I look like a Minion carrying it down to the river.
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    Aug 03, 2013 7:22 PM GMT
    Best sport ever! Kayaked almost every weekend when I lived in Fort Lauderdale. Mainly on canals or in mangroves. I had a sit in top.
    Great exercise and an awesome way to see wildlife. I miss seeing manatees.
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    Aug 03, 2013 9:58 PM GMT
    Coach_Mike saidDamn meninlove. Does that yacht of a kayak come with a captain and a first mate? Mine is bright canary yellow though so if we both got lost at sea in our kayaks at the same time the Coast Guard would probably spot me before you. My brother says I look like a Minion carrying it down to the river.


    No it doesn't, but do you see the little hatch in front with two black stretch cords over it? That's the port for the chilled bubbly, glasses, and pickled pheasant's tongue. icon_lol.gif

    I have an old vid of us up Widgeon Creek on VCR. I wonder if I can play it on the TV and record that on youtube...hmmm.


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    Aug 03, 2013 10:09 PM GMT
    Its amazing if you can do Sea Kayaking in the Hawaiian islands.

    I have done it numerous time, off the coast of Kauai it has been amazing every time.

    In one trip, a group of dolphins came to our group, a mother and her calf were very curious and came touching distance. Out in the ocean, you feel interconnected to them and at the same time how small you are in this environment. We also saw a Green turtle and her baby calf come as well it was an amazing experience, as well a bit of distance some whales. If you ever go to Hawaii is an experience you should not miss.
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    Aug 04, 2013 12:13 AM GMT
    kew1 saidFirst time I went Kayaking was in the sea. ....


    +1

    Same haaha my first was at the sea as well ,with my sister it was so much fun!
    Well mine was at a resort Hotel so it was free for all guest. Have to be careful with the waves especially at sea and I loved it cause its cool and challenging like ++ I get to bully my sister by rocking it, i'm the heaviest so I made her experience more justifying. icon_lol.gificon_wink.gif yeah you'll make full use of your arms icon_cool.gif and learn how to actually paddle and work as a team.

    Love it would do it again! with more obstacle ahead that'll be cool.

    #meluvs, nice thread reminds of good times