The kayaking was great today. The water was cool and refreshing. The sun was out in full force. So much so, that I got a mild burn on my arms. I had my sleeves rolled up and when I noticed that I was turning red I pulled them down. So I am pink but not painfully burnt. Good thing I had a hat on, otherwise my nose would have been beet red. I did have some trouble paddling with a stitch in my side. The actually painful part happened after we where heading back. Which was good because I am not sure I could have paddled with this pain. I had a chance to try one of their composite carbon paddles, nice but I think I really like the wooden paddles I picked up. Also, I had a chance to try one of their kayaks, and it was really sweet. I think that I am considering my kayak to be an in to the sport and if I really like it, I will sell it and get something much better. They had really nice sleek kayaks that tracked in the water very micely and they were easy to handle too. I am really jealous. And while my backup paddle is an el cheapo plastic thing that is hideous, they have really nice 200$ fiberglass ones. They are really into kayaking and have all the gear needed, and have only been at it for less than 2 years. This has been quite a day. I enjoyed my water time but could do with less side pain.