Last Saturday, we met up with our good friends Dan and Steph for a little adventure. We started off at nearby Quiet Waters Park, where we rented kayaks for the afternoon.
Here I am, trying to look suave in my life jacket and shades.
We decided to each rent our own individual kayak. I was a tad nervous about this because I've only ever kayaked in two-seaters, with someone else doing the steering. But I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to steer once you get the hang of it.
It was Steph's first time in a kayak. She was a quick learner!
Jason, Steph, and I, possibly observing one of the many jellyfish that were hanging out in the water.
(Dan was the designated photographer.)
In addition to jellyfish, we saw numerous great blue herons, an osprey, all kinds of fish, oyster farms, and one very wet golden retriever!
Between kayaking and the 3-mile run Jason and I did that morning, we'd worked up a nice little appetite. Clearly, some sushi was in order!
After sushi, we walked around Annapolis' historic downtown area and posed for some photos in front of the dock.
Dan finally makes an appearance! Aren't they a cute couple?
Dan and I used to work together, and over the past several years, Jason and I have become good friends with both Dan and his fiancée, Steph. (They are getting married in May of 2011!)
Steph and I, with our 50-foot yacht in the background. I can dream, right?
I've you've never tried kayaking, I definitely recommend giving it a whirl. It's a really great way to spend some time on the water, appreciate your natural surroundings, and get a little upper-body workout. Check out local parks for boat rental options. Many of them will rent kayaks (plus canoes, paddle boats, etc.) by the hour.
How are you taking advantage of these last few weeks of summer? I'd love to hear about your adventures!