This weekend I'm going to go kayaking at New River State Park. May and June have the highest water levels, which means the flow is a little more intense. I'm not an experienced kayaker, but I'm getting more into it and want to become better at it. Mostly I just go for the ride and some exercise, but the sights are really amazing too.
When I first started, I read some reviews for the Seaward kayak and decided to buy one that was lightweight so I could easily carry it out to the lake. It has given me no problems at all and I couldn't wish for a better kayak. Usually I take a nice lunch with me and some drinks, and I can easily fit them on there, so it's perfect!
When I eat, I let the river take me where it wants to, which is very soothing, and I can just eat and take in the sights. I've seen some wildlife like rabbits, different kinds of birds, water snakes (they're not poisonous, I checked), and I think I saw a raccoon once, but I'm not completely sure of that. I've never seen a bear in the wild, but I've heard there are bears in the park, so that would be pretty awesome to see one.
I take a lot of pictures while I'm out there on my Sevylor kayak too, but not with my phone. My phone doesn't capture true beauty like my camera does, so I make sure to stock up on batteries and extra data cards. There's so much to do in that park, but I think next is hiking, so I can break a sweat and get different kinds of pictures. The air smells so good when I'm there, so clean and fresh and woodsy. I wouldn't mind camping there either for a whole weekend of relaxation!