|Moonlight Madness kayaking on Whiskeytown|
Finally, got on the water again thanks to SIL & BIL's invite to go kayaking with them for their church group Moonlight Madness on the Lake.
The people in the group were all strangers to me, but all were very nice and friendly.
I need to work on my skillset, and take my fishing rod, but had no problems with my cheapo kayak. I do need to get another PFD. In my excitement when getting the kayak, I also got a new $$$ PFD. Thing is, it's a guy's PFD and if I cinch it down enough to keep it from choking me, it is way too tight across the chest. If your look'n for a great PFD for a guy, or a flat chested woman (I won't tell) I can make you a heck of a deal.
I like being prepared, so I had packed all my gear in color keyed dry sacks that fit perfectly in the rear well of my kayak. My SIL teasingly said, "Geez B, you've got enough stuff in there to stay a week. We are only going to be out on the lake for three or four hours."
"Yep I do, I learned the hard way long ago."
Later, as we waited for the moon to come up we stopped on a remote island to put our headlights on. That's when one of the ladies slipped getting out of her kayak and took a dip in the lake. She is diabetic, and was rapidly getting chilled. Out comes my dry sack with a full change of dry clothes. She changes and we are on our way again.
I wish I had gotten a pic of the full moon rising over the water, it was spectacular, but alas, I couldn't remember which color the dry sack with my phone in it was in time... sigh