Bet you can't guess what I've been doing?? Every free moment is going toward thinking about, researching, and planning.... our next kayak trip!
A few weekends ago, Jeff and I were able to travel to Farmville, VA where we attended a huge kayaking event. We were able to test-drive a dozen or so kayaks of all sizes, shapes, and materials to see what suited us best.
What suited us best, we found, was the Venture Easky 15 -- a 15 foot touring kayak. Determined to save up for it, we were intent on leaving when a friend of Jeff's approached him. She knew what we had our eye on and had done some research. The manager of The Appomattox River Company happened to have two of last years models in stock that he'd be willing to knock a large bit off of. Jeff and I gave each other the look and he started working his knack for deal-making. Let's just say we stayed an extra few hours and left with some new paddles in the backseat, a rack on my Corolla, and two Easky's on the roof.
A few hours later we pulled up to Smith Mountain Lake and launched our kayaks. The vibrant color of the boats glowed on the still water. The only sound was the gentle lapping of the water as we paddled along the shoreline. The water, warmed from the days sun, steamed around us as the air temperature dropped. And there we found ourselves, in the middle of a still, quiet lake watching the sun set... both immediately hooked on our new hobby.