Tuesday, June 28, 2016
On the waterfront
Yes, well, believe it or not, there is *something* going on around here other than kittens. If you're only here for the kitten posts (and I don't blame you), just wait a day or two. In the meantime:
Last year, I bought my first kayak. I bought an inflatable because I don't like to cartop because (a), I have a bad shoulder that makes lifting things up difficult, and (b) I once had a disastrous experience cartopping a canoe that put me off cartopping, possibly for life, so the inflatable was a great option.
I had a blast with it, but after taking it out a few times this year, I decided I'd like the added security that a hard shell kayak would bring. But would one fit in the car? I took some measurements and decided that, while it would be close, an 8' kayak should juuuuuust fit in the back of the wagon.
With my usual combination of false confidence and naivety (because "naivety" sounds better than "stupidity", ha), I headed off for a local sporting goods store Sunday morning. Here's the deal, I told the guy who waited on me. I'll buy the kayak if I can fit it in the back of the car. Otherwise, no dice.
Well, he said, laughing, I guess there's only one way to make this sale - I've gotta fit the kayak in the car!
Now I can't wait to get it out on the water!
And hopefully I'll be able to get it BACK in the car. Ha.