Today I went ocean kayaking at Lynch Park with my good friend Meaghan. I haven't been ocean kayaking in a very long time, so I was really excited to go. Even though it was overcast, it was still really hot out, and the breeze from the ocean plus the water splashing on us from the paddles kept us nice and cool.
I realized he was right, and I probably would ruin it, so I left it with him. I did manage to get a picture of the paddles before our excursion.
Kayaking is really good exercise. It was a great arm workout for me. I decided to look up how many calories are burned in one hour of kayaking.
"According to the American Council on Exercise, a 125-lb. person burns 283 calories per hour of kayaking while a 150-lb. person burns 340, a 175-lb. person burns 397 calories and a 200-lb. person burns 454 calories. Higher body weight requires increased energy expenditure for activity." Source
I also learned that kayaking burns less calories than running at 5.5 mph for one hour (obvious), burns more calories than cycling at 5.5 mph for 1 hour, and burns the same amount of calories as playing softball for 1 hour. Interesting...
When we came back ashore, we walked around Lynch park. I had never been there before, so I had no idea how pretty it is. Meaghan showed me the Rose Garden, where she said lots of people take pictures for proms and weddings there. It was stunning! My pictures don't do it justice at all.
Have a wonderful night everyone!