This is super out of order – it’s part of my series called “cleaning up my drafts folder”
30-May – 01-Jun
I’ve been kayaking a lot.
I mean… you don’t even understand how much time I’ve spent in a small plastic boat, on the charles river, over the last few weekends.
It’s a bit ridiculous… but also quite enjoyable. It’s like biking… a bit. Instead of legs, there’s arms.
Instead of breakneck speed, there’s a slow cruise. Instead of the breeze of motion, there’s the wind off the water.
And my favorite – Where a cyclist has to keep intense situational awareness going at all times, a kayaker can simply take a break and ignore everything.
The origin of this is that, a month or three ago, I bought myself a membership to the kayak rental group that lives along the charles river – they’ve got a few locations, so I have enough options on where to go paddling that I haven’t really gotten bored yet. And they have Sea Kayaks too, which definitely make everything a bit easier. They’re more prone to rocking and tipping, but the rudder is amazing and 100% worth the extra effort to stay afloat.
What more is there to say?