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Kayaking and Retirement - What is the best kayak for seniors

Kayaking is fantastic for building lean muscle, keeping fit, and staying healthy. It's definitely an excellent way to stay in shape and it's great for both your physical and mental wellbeing. However, is it a good hobby for elderly people? During retirement it can sometimes seem like a struggle to find new and exciting ways to enjoy life. This factor with attempting to stay healthy and in shape, can seem impossible at times. Could kayaking be the answer?  This hobby is definitely fun and enjoyable. It gets you out of the house exploring in nature and it doesn't cost anything once you're set up with the right kit. Let's take a look at whether kayaking is a good choice for...

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Do You Need to Be Able to Swim to Kayak?

You can't go kayaking without water, but does that mean you need to be able to swim to enjoy the hobby? You should definitely be able to swim and tread water if you want to go kayaking. However, you don't need to be an Olympic swimmer to put paddle to water.  If you're not super confident in the water and aren't the strongest of swimmers, don't worry. You can still head out kayaking if you haven't learnt to swim but there are a few ways to ensure you stay safe and avoid putting yourself in a potentially life-threatening situation. In this article, we'll be helping you make the right preparations to ensure you stay safe in your kayak regardless of...

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What's The Difference Between a Regular Kayak and a Fishing Kayak?

If you're into fishing and enjoy outdoor sports, kayaking can be an excellent way to stay active and practice the hobby you love. Kayak fishing allows you to get out onto your local water in search of fish that may not be reachable by land.  Kayaks are small self-propelled vessels that can cruise silently into areas that larger boats can't. So, do you need a fishing-specific kayak to casr from or can you use a regular one?  You may be wondering what the difference really is between a regular kayak and a fishing kayak and whether you need to splash out on an angling-specific vessel.  In this article, we'll be looking at the differences between fishing kayaks and regular kayaks....

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How Do You Kayak Alone? — A Few Tips For Solo Paddling

Kayaking is a peaceful hobby that is fantastic for the mind, body, and soul. Kayaking is great fun when you head out with friends and it can be a great social sport but sometimes there’s nothing better than being out on the water alone with nothing but you, your kayak, and the peace of nature surrounding you. So, how do you kayak alone? It’s definitely possible to head out kayaking alone and it should be encouraged. However, it’s not without its dangers and you should treat the sport with respect and take the correct safety precautions to ensure that you get the most enjoyment out of your solo paddling.  In this read, we’ll be looking at how you can start...

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Can You Teach Yourself To Kayak?

Kayaking is a water sport that involves a small water-going vessel (a kayak) that’s propelled using a dual-bladed paddle. It’s a fantastic hobby that can be enjoyed by almost anyone. Kayaking keeps you fit and healthy, and getting out into nature is brilliant for the mind.    If you’ve been thinking about kayaking you may be wondering whether you require lessons before you start putting paddle to water. There are several different types of kayaking and some types require more skill and experience than others.  So, can you teach yourself to kayak? In short, yes. You definitely can teach yourself to kayak but as mentioned there are several different disciplines in the hobby.  If you’re just looking at kayaking as...

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