07202019 – Kayak

We took our Kayaks with us while camping at Hungry Jack Lodge. On our first day we decided to kayak from the lodge to Honeymoon Bluff which you could see across the way. We unloaded the boats and blew up the SUP, packed a lunch and headed out. Pretty quickly, one tired kid got tied onto my kayak. Heading towards the Bluff wasn’t too bad. We had a good wind to our back. Hiking to the bluff wasn’t too bad either. From the landing spot it was maybe 1/2 mile to the trail and the trail was 3/4 miles with a little bit of climbing, but nothing too steep. We enjoyed our lunch on the rocks, took in the views, saw a bald eagle, and headed back down.

View from Honeymoon Bluff

Heading back to the lodge was a struggle. The wind was basically coming straight at us and would be the whole time. We tied up the second kid to the SUP and paddled. And paddled. We took a little break behind one of the peninsulas. But after that, there wasn’t a clear spot to get to. We tried going mostly straight across to the other-side to get a little bit of relief. It was a lot of work in my flat water kayak, so you can only imagine the work on the SUP. At one point we did switch out a kid kayak paddle for the SUP paddle to make it a little easier. We finally made it back to the beach and relaxed and swam!

Playing before paddling back

It was approximately a 4 mile paddle in total (depending on how much the wind blew us around!

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