marina_bonomi (marina_bonomi) wrote,
marina_bonomi
marina_bonomi

I'm in love...

Hubby and I have been back from the US for a few days and now I'm starting to feel at home in the time-zone again (well, more or less).

Our trip went extremely well, both on the vacation side (Miami Beach), and the vacation-cum-businness one (Gen Con Indy), hubby landed a couple of rather big new clients and much fun was had.

And about fun...I fell in love hard.

While we were in Miami, uncle Mirco proposed kayaking on the Oleta River,not knowing what was involved I was a bit reluctant but went along...and had the time of my life.

I loved everything about it: tandem paddling, the quiet, the proximity of water, the manouverability, I could have happily spent our whole holiday flat water kayaking (now, white water is definitely NOT for me).

There are a few physical activities I really like but most of them are impossible for me for different reasons:

my ophtalmologist had me drop gongfu (I still smart about that), horse riding is unaffordable, locations for the kind of archery I enjoy are too far from here to allow for decent practice.

...But we live 10 minutes away from the biggest lake in the country, one that is eminently suitable for day touring kayaking.

It has become my personal project: save enough to buy a decent tandem kayak and related equipment, hopefully next summer I'll be able to go out in my own boat.
For ease of storage we'll need an inflatable, but I did want something that sits in the water rather than on it, after a bit of research I found this beauty.

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It's the AE 1007-R Advanced Frame, by Advanced Elements

All reviews are extremely positive, it comes out as a great touring kayak: stable, rugged and with good load capacity and great tracking, it's also quite affordable to boot.

I can't wait. :)
Tags: family, hobby, kayak
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