07022019 – Kayak

The kids and I had a great time kayaking today. We took the 3 kayaks out onto Cedar Lake and paddled over to Lake of the Isles and then came back and toured the 3 beaches of Cedar Lake!! We started at the South Beach which has some new amenities, but the swim area is pretty small and mucky with lots of seaweed. We then paddled to Hidden or East Beach. This has a lot of nice shade and a nice swim area with lifeguards (oddly the only ones out today). There are some unique characters here, but not quite the reputation that it used to have. In fact, we saw two different people get cited by the Park Patrol for what appeared to be alcohol violations. Unfortunately, we realized that a pair of flip flops had been left at South Beach so we paddled back there. There are some nice houses on that part of the lake and it was fun to pick out which ones we liked!! We looked them up when we got home, one is currently for sale for $3.3 million if you are interested!! After retreiving the flip flops we made our way back to Cedar Point Beach which is a good mix of traditional beach activities and good sized swim area. Alas it was time to leave and we paddled back to the “ramp” and headed home! I checked and we did at least 3.5 miles of paddling (assuming we did straight lines and point to point).

We had a lot of fun and will probably do it again!

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