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At ACK we have what we call “Go Play” days, which are days where employees can take a paid day off to go and play. There is also something in there for non-paddlers that I actually did for my Go Play day, not because I didn’t want to go paddling but rather because it was equally or more rewarding to do something for the community.
I had never sailed anything yet but it has been something I have yearned to do. So, for my birthday I decided to take out the Hobie Adventure Island and fulfill this lifelong goal.
The other day I took an opportunity to “go play” at Huntsville State Park with a couple of my good friends. The weather was typical of a winter day in east Texas, a bit cool with some precipitation.
One of the most fulfilling things about a life spent on the water is introducing family and friends to the joys of watersports. For my recent ACK employee perk of “Go Play For A Day,” I took my 13 year old niece on a kayak trip on the San Marcos River.
I recently had the chance to take out my Ride 115 on the Colorado River (Little Webberville, Texas). It’s always a pleasure to take this kayak out, I truly love it.
Recently a few friends and I rented a house in Gun Barrel, Texas on Cedar Creek Lake. I decided to bring along a few kayaks as well as a couple stand up paddleboard’s (SUP’s) and needless to say, they were hit throughout the weekend.
As a kayaker, I am fortunate when I see new water but it never seems to come often enough. When you do find yourself somewhere new, it forces, and teaches, you to focus on finding a new technique or a different rhythm to the way you kayak or more importantly the way you fish.