Friday, July 29, 2016

Paddling Down The Mystic

If you follow my blog, you know I have dreamed of kayaking forever.
While we were in Mystic, Connecticut I finally took the "plunge".
Well, I didn't "plunge"...I floated and paddled...
it was indeed fun, I didn't fall in but it was a bit harder than I thought it would be.

There I am...

I loved my kayak, I picked that color as they did not have purple.

Relaxing at times, I think next time...there will be a next time,
I should pick a lake less traveled.
There were a lot of boats and a bit of a current, 
I was under the Mystic Bridge for about 10 minutes.
And I am confident 
that there are more than a few boaters still talking about that girl in the orange kayak.
I kept yelling out "first timer here"...
the hubs said that was not necessary, that they already knew...hehehe

Here I am, back safe and sound giving the two thumbs up,

to all that were cheering me on.

We rented our kayaks at Paddle the Mystic River the guys here are awesome!!
If you are ever in the area and would like to give it a try,
this is the go to place in Mystic.

July 22, 2016


  1. Estes passeios de canoa são muito agradáveis.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

    1. translated: These canoe trips are very nice. A hug and good weekend.

  2. Hello Debbie, congrats on your first time kayaking. I have always wanted to try kayaking too, it looks like fun and hard work. You go girl! Well done! Great photos. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  3. Yay! I love lake kayaking. It really can be relaxing. I love that you were announcing "first timer."

  4. Good for you!! Have never done that.

  5. Good for you, Debbie! Love the smile on your face as it shows you're having a great time :) Happy weekend! Hugs!

  6. Thanks Debbie! I'm ordering a purple kayak 😎

    1. these are the best peeps EVER!!! save that purple one for me, i will definitely be back!!!

  7. I'm awestruck Debbie, you truly are amazing! And, now they're ordering a purple one. How great is that! :)


  8. Isn't it so much fun?! We tried kayaking for the first time in Annapolis a couple of weeks back and had so much fun as I can see you did!
    Keep on having fun!

  9. Hello Debbie, time to play catch up after a family camping trip! I love this town and first liked it in the movie Mystic Pizza! So happy your dream has come true and what a great place to do it! Looks like a blast!

  10. Oh Debbie these photo's are just brilliant and I'm so pleased you thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Isn't that brilliant they are now ordering a purple one.

    LOVE IT!!!

    Have a great weekend

    All the best Jan

  11. Oh so glad you tried something new, I am so afraid to do stuff like that, not very coordinated anymore. Hubby just bought one and he says he loves it!

  12. that's awesome! i've never been. would love to...

  13. WHAT???? No purple kayaks???
    You go girl!
    You are one amazing lady.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Debbie. xo.

  14. Looks like you had a great time!

  15. Good for you for doing something you've always wanted to do! Looks like you were having a great time!

  16. Good for you! Love the color you chose! I have a kayak and once you get the hang of it (which usually doesn't take too long) it's a lot of fun!

  17. Hey, that's you in a kayak! Looking great!

  18. Oh what fun!! You look like you have been kayaking forever. Fancy not having a purple kayak.....

  19. Oh my, what an adventure. I love the bright coloted Kayak. You are so brave and I admire that. Loved all these awesome photos of you in the Kayak with the paddles. Big hugs for this one!