Got out with couple of travel pros, Jon Fauver, CEO of TrekkSoft and Chris Sandeman, CEO of Sandeman’s New Europe decided to spend a Sunday paddling out to the Statue of Liberty from NY Kayak. Been a second since I’ve paddled that far. Good day and great to get out on the water with friends.
Of course, Chris got a little closer to the Hudson than he wanted:
For me was good chance to drag out some gear. And, of course, given the unique odor of Hudson River water, all gear gets washed — and in NYC there aren’t many places to drip dry — this would not work if we weren’t lucky enough to have 2 bathrooms.
Because I’m old I paddle with an extra seat cushion — SealLine Kayak Cushion
Rain was in the forecast, but we snuck through but still had an Atlantis jacket (blue jacket on left) packed.
Used my own Helly Hansen PFD/vest (Model 50N) — this one for some reason is a challenge to find in the US who knows why — I ordered from Rob Perry Marine in UK. I like the way these vests fit and I can use for sailing and kayaking,
There is also a 5 Liter Pacific Outdoor dry bag (orange) floating around in the picture as well. Like the bags with the dump valve.
Not really much else needed for even a 5 mile Kayak day trip — water + hat + sunglasses and you’re good.