nothing like a kayak, a swim, and a sketch in November.
just before the end of summer I found a little boat club where I can keep my kayak.
and then we went on a lovely trip to Pylos and surrounds, staying in Marathopoli.
These were definitely the last days of summer, my friend has pulled the blanket down under.
after a year of due consideration I have decided to buy a sit-in kayak (thought about building one but it is just too difficult and the result would be too heavy and of doubtful water-tightness). The size is just right to fit into the Libero with a centimeter to spare both ends and the weight low enough to be lifted alone. Since I cannot not build something I made a pair of wheels for it to get to the water easily (and in style).
my favorite material, marine plywood oiled as basic material and a pair of light big wheels rescued from a broken garden trolley ages ago. Overall weight turned out to be only 1.7kg.
the “scissors” are held together with a bicycle clip that opens easily and the wheels can be stored behind the seat.
oh, and of course it is great fun paddling around our coast.