I went out on Lake George today for my first kayak of the season.
I prepared by wearing water shoes, carrying a change of clothes (which I didn’t need), and using a yoga mat for extra insulation at the bottom of the boat and even though there was still ice along the edges of the lake, I was warm.
I credit that to the sun. The temperatures were in the 60s and there was no wind…barely a soft breeze now and then. It felt warm and welcoming.
I didn’t see wildlife except for a couple of ducks I managed to startle and another couple of ducks that startled me. I could hear Canada geese and bluejays but all in all it was a quiet first paddle of the season.
What a delight.