Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New canoe

They say that the two happiest days in a man's life are the day when he buys a boat, and the day when he sells the boat. (Where do I come up with these sayings?...) I don't think it applies to canoes anyway...

I decided that I needed a canoe. Well you just about can't get by without one around here...I bought a used one as I hardly ever buy anything new. Oh I thought about getting a kayak alright,.. and I'm not saying I won't get one at some point. I think a small canoe like this meets my needs better than a kayak. I can get lots of gear in it and also take someone else along if the need might arise. It will work well on the rivers as well as the lakes. They let the water level down in the winter on Flathead Lake making it hard to get a regular boat out most of the year and that was my main motivation for wanting something like this. There are lots of beautiful calm days up there in the fall winter and spring when a canoe would be a great way to enjoy the morning coffee.

Best thing, it didn't cost very much, and doesn't take any gas once on the lake. (and it just fits on the top of my car.) Yes, a canoe is a good thing for a man like me. I just might have to shake it down on Satruday as there are several lakes right here where I live. Pictures will follow if I go out. Then Sunday is bike tour day.


Diane said...

That is awesome!

don said...

I'm glad it was red and not green although I would have been ok with a green one. It's a Coleman. I'll get a lot of use out of it.