Let’s Go Paddling

Saturday my husband and I decided to paddle somewhere we have never paddled before….Cave Point County Park in Door County. We have hiked and explored here many, many times before but have never ventured out into the big open water with our kayaks. Seeing this beautiful place from another perspective was so nice.

We packed up our gear,

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grabbed an iced coffee for the road and

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checked the weather and wind direction one last time before heading out.

We arrived to see the water was calm and calling our names. Not quite calm enough for me to open the dry bag and risk taking out my camera at the gorgeous rock caves, but calm enough to grab a few pics here and there of the other areas.

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I was amazed by how many other groups had decided to do this same thing. There were kayakers everywhere. From guided classes going on to private parties just out enjoying the day.

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Thankfully our son was not along since we witnessed one of his biggest pet peeves ever. Two newbies who clearly had no idea how to hold their paddle. Although, if it works for them, then it’s all good.IMG_4363

Eventually we hope to get back to river kayaking before summers end here in WI. However, truth be told, this is the one thing that still gives me some pain when I do it. I am not sure if its the position I am in or the act of paddling but there is no denying its there. Which means Sunday then brought a day on the couch with my heating pad and some rest. Which is not great for someone who loves summer and just wants to be outside enjoying every last second. So whether or not I attempt a river with rapids and current battling against me has yet to be determined.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Let’s Go Paddling

  1. Cool pics:-) By the way, if you don’t mind me asking, where did you get the cart, not sure if that is what is called, where you put the kayaks? I am 5 feet 2 inches tall, or short, and I have a hard time putting my kayak on the rook of my CRV. Thanks.

    • Our “cart” is simply a utility trailer. You can find them just about anywhere. Try a hardware store, farm and garden type store or even a specialty trailer retailer. They come in many sizes.

      • Thanks for the info. Getting a utility trailer will certainly make things so much easier when loading and unloading our kayaks. Thanks:-)

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