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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Monday, March 24, 2014

K is for KAYAKS

Another repeat as I'm still so over my head with details from my recent move.  Hope you enjoy this post from March 2014.

A kayak is a small boat with a covered deck that is used for paddling on open waters of lakes, bays, and oceans.  There are always kayaks around my neighbourhood and always lots that you can rent if you don't own one.  I'm a bit nervous about them because you have to know exactly what to do if you go over and find yourself hanging down into the water.  Also, I don't have great upper body strength for paddling, but I do have enough upper body strength to take photos people kayaking.  Here's one of a young boy paddling his kayak and later on, both he and his Dad went paddling past me together.

 

Then one day in September after I'd broken my ankle and was already tired of my four walls, a friend took me for a drive down to Harbour Park and settled me in a deck chair.  Trusty camera in hand, I spied a couple of yellow kayaks coming towards me.  Here's one shot I caught as they silently glided past me. 
It all looks so relaxing, doesn't it?  When my friend Jane from Wales visited me a few years ago, she rented a kayak and paddled all around the tributaries nearby.  She loved it!  Any of you kayak?  Anyone ever tried it?  I wish I could, but I think I'd be much safer on shore.

Hope you like the photos but most of all I hope you like the fact that Mrs. Nesbitt was very keen on creating ABC Wednesday many years ago and that it's still going strong!  And we must remember to be thankful for the kind-hearted Roger who took on administrative duties when ABCW became too large for one person to handle.  He and his team of kindred spirits keep things rolling along each week!  Have a killer week everyone and see you next week with the letter L.

24 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Paddle away!

Reader Wil said...

Hi Kindred Spirit! Lovely post! You took a set of splended photos.Have a great and sunny day.
Wil, ABCW Team

Trubes said...

Hi Leslie, I'm not much of a water sport enthusiast but our next door neighbour's boys are in a Kayak club, down at The Albert Dock where you and Kathy stayed during your visit to Liverpool.
Your pictures are superb, even down to the last ripple alongside the kayakers.
It certainly does look a relaxing sport, I would panic if the thing turned over an I couldn't upright it..
love Di..xx

Carver said...

Very colorful kayaks and great shots.

Kate said...

KAYAKS are fun and so Kute! Kolorful as well!

Photo Cache said...

enjoy photographing kayakers. still interested in trying it myself but inability to swim hinders that.

happy tuesday.

frankly my dear

photowannabe said...

Kan't say I have Kayaked either. I'm Kinda Klumsy.

tulika singh said...

I love your neighbourhood.. You have such interesting stuff going on. I'd be scared of Kayaking too since I don't know how to swim.

Hildred said...

Loved your pictures, - not liable to go kayaking any time soon thought...

Beloo Mehra said...

You may not enjoy kayaking but you definitely know how to take some beautiful pictures of kayaks! Very nice indeed.

Nabanita said...

I really wish to go kayaking one day....!

Lisa said...

I've never gone kayaking but think it looks like a very relaxing way to travel...as long as the water is smooth! I love the yellow ones. So bright and cheery.

Ann said...

My DIL is from Colorado and lives there now, she loves the kayak and uses one on the rivers there. I'm like you, what happens when you turn over and it is inevitable.
Ann

K V V S MURTHY said...

Lovely captures and I felt I was there..!

SamuraiFrog said...

I always thought this looked like fun. Canoed, but never kayaked.

ellen b. said...

For Father's Day a few years ago I bought a Kayak package and 6 of us Kayaked with an instructor (2 in each Kayak) around Burrows Bay close to Anacortes in Washington. It was fun...

Joy said...

The perfect perch to photograph the kayaks. Here they like to go on white water, not for me, a Canadian canoe on still water like your photos for preference I think, more chance of getting out.

AmitAag said...

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Susan Moore said...

Looks like fun! I have only been canoeing but I must try kayaking - a great way to spend some time enjoying nature and getting some exercise.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

My bro live by a creek. his kids are lucky to have kayaks.

Liz Hinds said...

I always get confused between kayaks and canoes but I've only ever been in a two-man thing - whatever it was! And that was hard enough work!

Beverley Baird said...

Great choice for K. I have never tried a kayak but they look like fun.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Great photos!

Powell River Books said...

We have three different kayaks. We first started when we came to Powell River in 2000 and rented some to explore Desolation Sound. When we bought our cabin, we got a two person sea kayak to use on the chuck and lakes. Then we got a sit-on variety to paddle around the cabin. Finally, Wayne got a single fishing kayak to use in Bellingham. We've had some fun overnight kayak camping trips both in BC and the Bellingham area. I'm not very athletic, but kayaking is one thing that I'm pretty good at. - Margy