My husband has been on this kick lately where he thinks he wants to go kayaking. No, we've never been, but he has it stuck in his head that this is going to be a family fun activity that we should take up. Our state park offers all kinds of boat and canoe rentals, so just to get a feel of being in the water and paddling, my husband decided to drag us there Saturday to test out the waters, so to speak.
Now, if he is trying to sell me on the idea of kayaking, he picked a pretty crappy day to do it on. The first mistake being it was over 100 degrees out. Then he thinks it's brilliant to put me in a canoe with the 8 year old. I've never rowed a boat. I'm not the most savvy outdoors girl there is. But sticking me with a 50lb 8 year old is a sure fire way to guarantee I'm not getting too far. We end up rowing in circles over and over again. Eventually I give up, fling the paddle aside, and sing Row Row Row Your Boat while simultaneously praying a big gust of wind pushes us back to shore. By the time we got back to the dock I was exhausted and soaked from sweat. This is not an adventure I would like to repeat on a weekly basis, that's for sure!
Have you ever been kayaking? Canoeing? Is there much of a difference between the two? Is one easier than the other?