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Chloe’s First Kayak Trip
The title is actually slightly misleading as we had an aborted first kayaking trip around this time last year. Chloe did NOT want to sit on Ashley’s knee. So another year on, and getting very restless waiting for our family-friendly open boat project to reach completion, we gave it another go.
This time was better. Chloe decided to wait until we were slightly offshore to let us know she didn’t want to sit on Ashley’s knee. However, this time, it was because she wanted to “splash in bath”.
Ash made a valiant attempt to distract her with the rudiments of paddling technique. Chloe decided she would have a go at a low brace (whilst giving Ash plenty of opportunity to practice them for real) before we decided we would quit while we were ahead.
What age is old enough to learn the hard way? What happens when you lean too far out of a kayak?
The 20 minutes or so we were out were heavenly, though, and we are very excited about the prospect of more (and hopefully, longer) family trips in the open boat.
Tips for taming a fearless toddler out on the waves would be greatly appreciated.
Post trip shopping list
- Hat that can be tied on to toddler’s head
- Shades for a tiny 2 year old
Anyone know where such things can be purchased?