Hey Woody, I live in your backyard and I'd be happy to go kayaking with you anytime. Since this is a sea kayaking forum, I'm assuming you are talking about something other than white water.
I do most of my kayaking on the Columbia and some on the Cowlitz. I might have even run into you at some point. I don't want to unwittingly expose you, but do you happen to live out near the park?
I've been kind of restricted from kayaking for the last few weeks, but I think I'm going to sneak out a little next week. Don't tell the doc, or I'll be in trouble. It won't be on the Columbia, it won't be in my sea kayak and I won't be carrying the boat.
All the restrictions are supposed to come off in about 2 1/2 weeks and then I'm going to try to make up for lost time. I'll still have get back into condition, but I'm working on that everyday.
I'm retired, so finding the time to get out on the water is no problem. I'd love to do some paddling with you. Let me know; I visit this site regularly.