It seems like every other human being on the planet has paddled at least once, and some of them very often.
Thanks to 2 awesome friends, LyAnn & Ken, I got to not only go kayaking for the first time, but also got some nice lessons about the ins and outs of paddling. They even had an extra kayak for me to use!
We hit the West Thompson dam area and headed up the Quinebaug River.
It could not have been a more perfect day if we had designed it ourselves. Sunny, mild, bright blue sky with some decorative clouds. A million turtles smiled in the sun as we paddled by, birds twittered and dragonflies filled themselves with the water bugs.
We even saw a green heron!
Certainly my river guides made my first kayak trip outstanding, but I never imagined that it would be such a wonderful adventure! Now I know why so many people are addicted to their watercraft!
You can find places to paddle in The Last Green Valley, 35-towns in Eastern CT and South Central MA by clicking on this interactive map. Check the "paddle" box at the bottom and you shall see where you can paddle til your heart's content.
I am a Putnamaniac that loved my first time in the seat of a kayak!