Thursday, February 16, 2012

Key West - We take a kayak tour at Lazy Dogs Kayaks

Hoolie had fun in the kayak!
We decided to take a kayak tour in the back waters of Key West dominated by mangroves. We almost didn't do it since their website said the minimum age was 9 but when we called they said it was okay if the child sat in the kayak with an adult. As a matter of fact, it was also okay to bring your dog! With that Ann brought Hoolie!

We were a colorful gathering for the guide show and tell
We arrived at Lazy Dog Kayaks around 12:30 to get ready for the 1:00 pm, 2 hour tour. There were about 15 or so kayaks ready for the tour. They advertised the trip as non-strenuous but I think it's a little more than that since we had to paddle out against the wind and current! Of course the trip back was great and by that time we were ready for a rest! They had rest stops along the way where the guide explained the local waters and the creatures in it. All along it was very shallow. We had lifevests but you could have stood up anywhere along the route although the bottom was very muddy.

When Ann got in the kayak with Hoolie, there was a bet made unknown to us that one of them would return wet! Well, the guy didn't collect, both Ann and Hoolie were dry although Hoolie was very interested in all the goings on around him but he remained in the kayak!

We had one kayak team demonstrate the proper technique for paddling when two are in the kayak, take a look here. (look who's doing all the paddling!)