Tuesday, May 06, 2008

On the rapids of Lake Wingra

On Sunday, Sarah and I went kayaking on Lake Wingra, which is surrounded by the UW Arboretum and very close to Sarah's apartment. It was a very nice day temp and sun-wise, but it was a bit windy, especially for going out on the lake in a boat requiring paddles/oars/whatever. We opted for a double kayak over a canoe (the canoes are cheaper, Sarah). I think it was the first time I had been in a kayak. I've canoed quite a bit, though. And row-boated in El Retiro park in Madrid.

We went into this little lagoon thing that we had seen while exploring the arboretum last week. It was nice in there because it was protected by the wind. There were a shit load of turtles sunning on logs. Seriously, a shit load. They were very skittish. Pussy turtles.

Then we rowed around in the main lake area for a while and got a little wet with the waves. Then our hour was up and we docked.

Sarah suggested we then go for ice cream, but I was craving a popsicle. Did I spell popsicle wrong, because spell check is saying I did...nope, spell check's just an idiot. Obtaining a popsicle proved to be harder than one might think. We ended up walking all the way to the Your Open Pantry convenience store across from Camp Randall. Then we walked back to Sarah's apartment. Lots of walking.

That's about it.


At 5/09/2008 6:23 AM, Blogger Candy said...

Kayaking is awesome. I'm jealous.

I want to canoe this summer. Want to go with me? We can go down the Wisconsin River and check out the nude beach in Mazomanie. Old, nude, fat people! Woo!

At 5/10/2008 1:39 AM, Anonymous joleen said...

As a person with limited balance, I find kayaks not a little scary.

At 5/11/2008 11:32 PM, Blogger Emily said...

interesting, joleen. i find kayaks to be more balanced than canoes. closer to the water, lower center of gravity and all that. but you do get wetter in a kayak, due to the single long oar thing. it takes getting used to paddling in a kayak when you're used to paddling in a canoe.

At 5/11/2008 11:33 PM, Blogger Emily said...

and candy, i would love to canoe with you this summer. mazomanie has a nude beach?? why didn't i know about this before?


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