After a couple of years of dithering we have bought ourselves a pair of kayaks to complement the canoe we already enjoy … somewhat lighter and easier to load onto the car.  Today was their first outing … conditions on the lake were less than ideal with a strong wind and good waves but we had a lot of fun and were greeted at the launching ramp by an Egret, a good start to a late summer season of waterside birding we hope …

The Egret:

The new kayaks before the off – virgin, untested kayaks in fact.  The blue one is a Dagger Axis and the yellow one is a Perception Tribute for those who like to know these things.