Got nothing to do on a super quiet Sunday like today? How about you go Kayaking with your friends!
So last week I discovered you could go Kayaking in Lagos and I decided to go check it out with two of my fave girlfriends, and it was a lot of fun! Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. It is distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle.
Well tribe, let me tell you – nobody prepared me for the utter responsibility you have on the water! I say responsibility because it’s you, your kayak (which fits just you) and your paddle sticks. Needless to say, you’re responsible for moving yourself around the wide expanse of the lagoon!!
See this right here was a big deal for me because you know normally boats have engines which automatically propel you and you just lay back and sip champagne. This was like playing and exercising all at the same time! It was all fun and games until my friend started having a panic attack, at this point, you should know and I feel compelled to tell you that I am a nice loving caring friend! But when she got on that water and froze and even started crying, I couldn’t help but laugh! I laughed so hard my kayak almost capsized, I actually thought she was messing with us, but on realizing she was for real, I figured we had to get her out of there which we eventually did and till this day we laugh about it over lunch and hangouts.
So if you’re at a loss for what to do this weekend I strongly recommend you book a kayak session as soon as possible the rates are pretty decent and the fun is refreshing and adventurous. Let me just add here for those worried about safety, you’re given a life jacket so you don’t drown in the water if you fall in, the worse thing that could probably happen is that your friends will make snap videos and post on Instagram as well, but don’t worry there’s an instructor on ground to help rescue you if you do fall in.
What To Wear
I advice you wear something super comfortable, say shorts, and good shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. Don’t forget your major essential – shades to keep your eyes safe from the ultraviolet rays which are so hot when you’re out on the water. And sunscreen!