Monday, June 2, 2008

Kayaking Columbus

I was lucky enough to catch Tayler Musselman Sunday afternoon as she was paddling her kayak down the Chattahoochee River just south of the Dillingham Bridge. I had my first real chance this past weekend to try kayaking, on flat water of course, and it's quite adventurous with the added bonus of a great upper body workout. I was only out for two hours, but saw a school of healthy-sized fish swim right past my bow, watched a blue heron fly back and forth in front of me, saw some type of water fowl I've never seen before and even watched a beaver swim, dive and chew on branches from a fallen pine.(You could even hear him chewing.) After all this, I was compelled to snag floating trash on my paddle back to shore. I so wish Columbus offered kayak rentals or tours because I'm sure it make us all better stewards of such a rich ecosystem that we could truly explore and commune with. Any readers out there have a kayak or two they want to get rid of??

5 comments:

Ellen said...

From someone who knows Tayler.....she is doing what she loves! You go girl!

Ashley said...

i want to learn to Kayak! trying to find people located around columbus

Courtney said...

Columbus does offer Kayak rentals. You can rent kayaks and canoes from The Outside World which is on Broadway street in uptown (downtown) Columbus. :D

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Jraps said...

Try http://www.pinemountainadventures.com/index.html
I just took a group kayak trip with them and it was awesome, the most polite awesome people you would ever meet with decades of river and outdoor experience.