People say don’t drink and drive, what about drink and paddle?
Let me run a quick run down of one of my best hobbies, paddling kayaks. There’s nothing better than just getting out there on the lake and doing some old fashioned paddling, it calms you down and you get a nice sun tan while you’re at it .
Just imagine this, you’ve been at work all day. You can see the sun shining outside, it must be at least 25 degrees Celsius outside. But you’re stuck in your office for at least 4 more hours. That sucks, right? That was me earlier today, watching the people down below enjoying a warm day in the sun.
Well I decided to treat myself after seeing all those happy folks outside, so after I finished my work I headed down to the local lake with my inflatable kayak. Oh right, I brought a bottle of wine with me as well.
I already know what you’re thinking, “But dude! How are you going to get back home if you’re gonna drink on the lake?” Well… Who said I was going to take my car? HA!
That’s the thing with inflatable kayaks and inflatable boats overall, they’re portable. I don’t need my car to go the lake close by, I just put it on my bag and go. It’s actually that simple, who’d knew right?
After a 15 minute walk I got to the lake. Rolled out my inflatable kayak and started pumping it up. You probably have thousands of questions about this kayak, I can answer some of the most common answers. No, it will not puncture as soon as it touches a stone or sharp object. It’s a 2 person kayak, so me and my wife will fit into just fine, we can also bring along our son. It tracks pretty straight, not as good as a regular hard shell kayak but there’s little to no difference.
Being just me on the kayak, I had plenty of room to lay down and relax and drink my wine. Today’s wine was a Rioja, it’s great for those lazy days where you just want a simple yet elegant wine.
I paddled out about 500 meters or so, laid my paddles into the kayak, put a pillow at the stern and laid down. Since my inflatable kayak is an open type, I have plenty of space to move, it’s also super comfortable. It actually feels like an inflatable air bed.
I think I fell asleep for a while, maybe an hour or so. Just drifting around on this tiny lake. Getting soaked by the sun, there was no wind. Just me and the lake, completely silent. You couldn’t get anything better even if you tried. I think I must’ve spent at least 3 hours out there, just taking it all in and getting the ultimate relaxation. It was much needed after a hectic day at work.
Am I going to do the same thing tomorrow? Definitely, but this time I’ll bring my wife with me for some romantic time together.
If you’re interested in learning more about inflatable boats, and why they’re the best combo along with some fine red wine, you can check out Inflatables Guide. I actually bought one of the kayaks recommended on their site.