Last weekend, I had my first kayak experience at Kelso Lake for an hour. I paddled across the lake in a single kayak and boy, it was easier than I thought! But, I must admit, I bumped my kayak into tree branches on the shore because I didn’t figure out quickly how to control my speed. If it turned upside down, I’d still be fine because I had my life vest with me. Truth be told, I don’t know how to swim. It’s a shame, right? LOL…
Kelso Lake is part of Halton Conservation Area. In summer, aside from kayaking, you can also go canoeing and do stand-up paddling which I’d love to try next time. These water sports are very Canadian—and as an immigrant in this country, I must try and feel what it’s like to be in-charge of those paddles. You bet, it’s not going to be my last. I actually loved it, though my arm muscles were sore the next day.
If you want to learn or try these water sports, go somewhere outside of Toronto area. Learning or renting these equipment is very expensive in the city. Here at Kelso, I paid $16 compared to Toronto’s $39-60 an hour.
And oh, they also have a beach here. So, if you’re exhausted after paddling, you can just lay down, feel the sand and enjoy the rest of the summer.
Photos were taken by my good friend, Glenda.