Only a few more days before we break camp and return to Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi for our son-in-law's " Navy Winging Ceremony" He's already successfully completed the program and is now just waiting for the ceremony and new orders.
|Cottonwood Creek RV Park Site 11|
We rented three kayaks for about $30 each from a shop in San Marcos. Les and I noticed that the kayak intended for me had a somewhat sunken keel. I'm not experienced with these kayaks but I thought it looked strange and we both mentioned it to the guy helping us load up but got no reply. Les brought his brand new kayak for its maiden voyage.
|Les and Sheri in their truck pulling the trailer with 4 Kayaks|
|Austin Canoe and Kayak|
Our start location today was our take-out point for our previous trip. The plan was to continue down stream for about 5 miles taking our time so that Less could fish along the way. Be sure to check the link for our previous trip for a map of the river.
|Joyce ready getting ready to go!|
|Sheri loading up!|
Joyce and I decided to try individual kayaks this time as we had difficulty controlling the tandem kayak on the previous trip.
|Joyce in her 'yak.|
|Les and Sheri side by side as Les fishes|
|Les negotiating a class II rapid.|
|Les outrigged his kayak for fishing.|
|My leaky 'yak sitting low in the water.|
Joyce was doing very well in her kayak and seemed to be having a good time!
|Sheri in her 'yak.|
|Joyce had the hang of it!|
After we got the kayaks loaded, the girls took the Jeep home and Les and I took the rental yaks back to the shop. Now when we went to unload, another employee immediately noticed the sunken keel in my boat and expressed some reservation as if I had caused the damage. We explained to him the condition when we rented it and the fact that it was taking on water. He shrugged it off saying he would leak test it later. In my opinion that kayak was pretty tired and worn and should be put out to pasture! Next time I'll inspect it more closely.