My girlfriend has made suggestions that she would be interested in picking up sea kayaking. I took a three day guide tour last year and would love the opportunity for this activity to become more of a family, she has a 5 year old, adventure.
My thought was to rent a triple and go out on a overnight paddle including a camping aspect to the trip. So I pose the following short list of questions to the group:
1. Is this a good idea?
2. If no, then what would be a good alternative?
3. If yes, then what would be a good trip?
3a. Understand that I am a novice paddler and will have two inexperience paddlers.
Commonsense is telling me in my situation that the trip would need to be in sheltered waters and close to the shore. This will serve two purposes be safer and more interesting for the kid.
I know someone has had this experience before and would rather get suggestions on the right way to do this. The problem is I wouldn't know where to start to look for this kind of a trip.
I live in the Seattle area and would not mind a little bit of driving to reach the put in.