We have returned from our holiday in Taupo where we tried out our new kayak. We sailed around Lake Taupo from Acacia Bay to see the the Maori hand carvings, amazing! Even better was the fact that being in our kayak we were able to go right up to the wall and see everything in detail while all the horrid, noisy powered boats had to stay back.The following day we sailed up and then down the river (which I’ve forgotten the name of right now). This was great fun, we saw a dozen or so trout jumping, scarred off some ducks and become part of some amorous dragonfly play -> love hearts even . I’ve decided that the world will be such a lovely place when petrol is way too expensive for people to come out on the power boats and destroy the lovely tranquility of the water.It is a truly beautiful country that we have chosen to live in, and I’m very appreciative of this fact.
We picked up our new Kayak and took it out for a test run – not to self, never go out when the tide is receding. The kayak is a Cabo, Ocean Kayak brand. It’s second hand and already has the fittings for some fishing gear (which is the next item on my list of purchases). This trip out was truly an adventure, some of which I would really rather not repeat.We had some stunning views of the landscape from the water, one day I would really like to feel happy about taking my SLR out on the kayak with us.
So anyway, we had been rowing out into the harbour from the bottom of Lyncon Rd and decided it was time to stop and have a bit to eat and admiring the view.
Pose for a picture: Which all turned out to be a silly idea because the tide was going out rather quicker then we expected and we ended up knee deep in ocean bottom, dragging the kayak to deeper waters, this was not fun, I did manage to keep my cool and not get overly stressed or freaked out, but it is an experience I NEVER want to repeat. Our feet took a few scratches but nothing major and we got a bit muddy, but finally we made it back to water and paddled our way back to the car – and at least we have a story we can tell 🙂 I really am very keen to get some fishing rods, so that the experience can be both fun and profitable.