I enjoy kayaking solo. In fact, I would rather be solo. The only person I have to kayak with is my girlfriend. And she doesn't like being to far from shore at all times. She doesn't like any chop or long paddles. Damn,I really need a new kayak partner.
I like soloing because every second on the water is on my terms. I go where I want and how fast I want. I don't have to wait for my girlfriend or anyone else for that matter. And its a good time to clear my head and enjoy a little solitude. However, I am aware that I have to respect the weather and my limitations because I won't have help. But at least I don't have to worry for another paddler with less experience. I am only responsible for me and I like it that way.
As to the post above, I feel that a GPS should not be a complete substitute for a compass, appropriate charts and maps and solid navigational skills, but rather compliment them.
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