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A short clip of my voyages this summer

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Nice clip... don't you just love your kayak? Great for shoreside explorations and lagoons. We carry a pair of them.

What was the fish in the underwater sequence?

Looks like you had some decent breezes too! Thanks
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What was the fish in the underwater sequence?
The fish is a spotted gar (Lepisosteus oculatus). The markings on them are beautiful. In the spring there are a few at my marina. They are quite big: up to 30". This one was only about 20ish inches long. I drifted over him (or her?) in the kayak and just held my camera underwater. A couple of passes and I ended up with this kind of neat shot.

The kayak is great for exploring hidden pools etc. The only downside is that my boat is too small to accommodate 2 kayaks so my wife and I have to fight over the one we have. You can see who usually wins those fights....

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Awesome...and I love the "pipes".
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Hey that was good. Memo to Santy Claws ... kyaks and video camera please.

FW ... what was that in the water at around the 1.00 mark ? Looks too small to be an Otter. Can't make it out.

Jeff H likes their inflatable kyaks and they are tempting though I guess we could handle a couple of rigids up front. What size kyaks do you guys have ?
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Hey that was good. Memo to Santy Claws ... kyaks and video camera please.

FW ... what was that in the water at around the 1.00 mark ? Looks too small to be an Otter. Can't make it out.

Jeff H likes their inflatable kyaks and they are tempting though I guess we could handle a couple of rigids up front. What size kyaks do you guys have ?
The swimming creature is an Eastern Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon); a non-venomous regular in our area. We only have one venomous snake around here (the Massasauga Rattlesnake) but it is very shy. Unlike Oz, not everything around here is trying to kill us.

I did try to get a shot of a mink that was swimming next to me, but, my eyes not being what they used to, don't let me see the monitor on this camera. I got a great five-minute shot of the bottom of the kayak though.

The kayak is 305 cm (10 feet) long and weighs 19.5 kg (43 lbs). We got it last year and love it.
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Ours are 9.5 footers from Perception Kayaks. Neka makes similar ones that are drier due to the bow flare and a bit of a deck. The plastic material is oyster/barnacle/rock proof and so these serve as our primary shore transport for hiking, shore ties and the like. The plastic is also very kind to the boat, ours weigh less than 40 lbs and are of the 'sit in' variety c/w skits for choppy conditions, rather than the 'sit on'.. some of those tend to have you sitting in a puddle half the time..
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Thank you gentlemen.

Ah the rain she is clearing so I'm out of here. Catch you all Monday.
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Nice video and great cruising grounds you have there...thanks for the ride.
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