Kayaking in Little Joe Lake

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When you go to Algonquin Park in the summer, you will no doubt spend some time in the water. While I had canoed several times in the past, I had never kayaked on durable kayak. It’s a wonder why it took me so long to discover kayaking, as I enjoyed it thoroughly. I really like the pro inflatable kayaks with its quick acceleration, and ability to move and change directions rapidly, it was a great way to spend the day.

I started to kayak with little to no training and got the hang of it quickly. The only thing I didn’t know was how to recover should I ever tip over in the lake. I just hoped I wouldn’t have to find out the hard way. Before I started kayaking I found this great site that taught me what kayaking is.

Typically when people kayak, they don’t bring their cameras with them. But seeing the beauty around me, I knew I had to take mine with me. I was prepared as I brought my water resistant bag with me, which doubled as my dSLR bag while on the lake. With my iPhone shoved inside a $10 waterproof case and strapped around my neck, I was ready to take on the waters.

I really couldn’t get enough of the scenery around me and I wish I can do it again, sooner rather than later.

Muskoka chairs line the shores just outside the dining room.

Muskoka chairs line the shores just outside the dining room.

Muskoka chairs line the shores just outside the dining room.

Muskoka chairs line the shores just outside the dining room.

Muskoka chairs line the shores just outside the dining room.

Muskoka chairs line the shores just outside the dining room.

2 replies
  1. Renée
    Renée says:

    Gorgeous and serene. Thanks for taking your D800 out so the rest of us (and especially aqua phobic bunch, *raises hand*) can see what it’s like from the perspective of the kayaker.

    It is quite beautiful out there. I’m impressed that you took pic #2. That’s a possible tip or drop, you risk taker, you.

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  2. Taku Kumabe
    Taku Kumabe says:

    I don’t think, I just do. lol… The more you think about dropping it in the water, the more you get paranoid and over-react to the situation, yielding in what you were afraid of doing in the first place. I suppose I could have easily tipped over, but I just instinctively kept my balance all the while trying to get a good enough shot of the water and the side of the kayak. I took some shots with my iphone too, although those I did not post here. You can see some of them on my instagram account though: http://www.instagram.com/smaku
    You, aqua-phobic? Really? I did not know that!

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