Author: Tim S (---.cqi.psu.edu)
Date: 07-01-13 11:51
Kayak speed? If you are trying to plan a trip and determine how far you can go in "x" amount of time, plan for 1 mph. You can go faster, 2-3 on smooth water. But things don't go as planned. Also, speed in one direction is often not the same as speed in the opposite direction, wind, surf, fatigue, etc. Since you pointed out that you are first timers, you've probably romanticized how wonderful kayaking will be. And it can be. But when romanticizing, the brain has a way of not including the confounding things that are always present and can take the shine off your experience. Take your snorkeling gear in mesh bags and secure to the kayak. Plan for stops and swimming along the way. Try not to do more than 5 miles. Maybe do even less. Go easy.