Ah, the NC Expedition. A tale of two brand-new, high-end, but very different kayaks on Lake Springfield. Just as I was putting my new Little Wing into the water for the first time last weekend, a young guy was putting his new Expedition in the water for her maiden voyage. We were the only two kayakers on the lake, since it was still quite cold, cloudy and windy that day; but with new boats, we just could not resist. I helped him carry his Expedition to the water and steadied his boat while he got in. We paddled together for a few minutes and then he just took off. I never saw him again.