Allow me to depart from my usual fare and share a part of my personal life. Two years ago my wife and I were vacationing in Crystal River, Florida. Looking for things to do we came across a brochure for renting kayaks and seeing the manatees that winter in Crystal River. We enjoyed it so much we returned the next day to do it again! We were hooked! When we returned home, we started looking to buy our own kayak. We purchased a 14′ Santee tandem kayak from Craig’s list and are loving our new hobby.
We are fortunate to live in South Carolina which provides us many opportunities to enjoy kayaking. I discovered Lake Preswood not far from my home. It is a beautiful lake that provides a lovely water trial through towering cypress trees and some great fishing. (I am still working on the GREAT fishing part.)
If you enjoy being on the water, I encourage you to find a place that rents kayaks and give it a try. I think you will be amazed at how much fun you will have.