There is nothing like a sunset on a lake viewed from a kayak.
These are our experiences about tandem kayaking together; information about places to paddle in Texas, people we’ve met plus other kayak stuff. (click on photos to enlarge)
We love being outdoors for lots of reasons: We’re together with each other. And there is the fresh air, the beauty, the peacefulness, the quiet, the sounds and the relaxing feeling. We do a lot of Open Water kayaking. When we paddle our kayak, silently gliding through the water, it allows us to see nature that we otherwise would have missed. We feel closer to God.
Seeing nature up close is special. Fish jumping and swimming all around, baby ducks following behind, watching sting rays swimming underneath, turtles, following a flock of pelicans around the lake, an Osprey diving for a fish, all kinds of birds, deer, and so much more (even alligators) . We have even been fortunate to see bald eagles in the wild on the Colorado River!
Kayaking also offers you a great physical workout especially paddling across the flats or longer distances in open water kayaking. And the other times when we are paddling hard against the wind and waves or the swift current of a creek or river. We feel so energized as soon as we climb in our kayak. At the end of the day we are tired but rejuvenated.
We’ll share the experiences that we have had: tandem kayaks, kayaking basics, beginner kayaking, kayaking techniques, buying a kayak, kayak gear-paddles, dry storage, photography, transporting, what to wear kayaking, where to kayak, used kayaks, sit on top kayaks… Anything to do with kayaking.
We hope that you enjoy our stories and we invite you to join in on the conversation and share your comments, stories and kayak experiences. Click on the photos to enlarge them.
We really enjoy the outdoors and kayaking. Our home is in Cypress, Texas-on the northwest side of Houston. There are many places to paddle that are close to our home: lakes, bayous, rivers, and coastal bays along the Texas Gulf Coast. We even take our dog Freckles on occasion. We also enjoy music, concerts, camping, riding our big seat/fat tire bikes and seeing new places.
See you on the water! Happy Paddling!
Larry Shudra, Kathy Shudra,
Tandem Kayak, Pescador Tandem
Places we’ve kayaked: Galveston Bay, Colorado River, San Marcos River, Lake Bastrop, Lake DeGray-Arkansas, Christmas Bay, Lake Somerville, Lake Woodlands, Yegua Creek, Nails Creek, Birch Creek, Clear Creek, O’Quinn Esturary Salt Marshes, Colorado River, Lake Livingston, Buffalo Bayou, Armand Bayou. Some day: Medina River, Lighthouse Lakes, Mustang Island, Corpus Christi, Guadalupe River, Comal River, Inks Lake, Lake Buchanan, and more Texas waters.