I may have written yesterday that I bought a second kayak to have one for visitors. That is true, but I also bought it because the Voyager is better for Rock Springs Run and other narrow, twisty waterways than the Tsunami. A foot shorter and turns easy. On the other hand, it quicky goes off course when you stop paddling. But I knew that. I hoped that the shorter length would also let me wheel it down the wood ramp at Wekiwa Springs State Park without having to lift it at the intersection with the sidewalk. Not quite.
The kayak handled the turns with ease. I only had to back paddle a couple of times. On the other hand, I need to use a different water bottle when paddling the Voyager up stream. I have a metal thermos that I pick up, push a button for the top to pop up, and drink. A bike bottle, lift, put in mouth, pull out stopper with teeth, will eliminate one step.
I paddled just past the second open area past Big Buck, turning back at 10:45. Below is what I call the "open area"
Ate an apple, walked a bit, then got back in the kayak.