As of Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The Dalles To the editor:
I went kayaking last Saturday, June 22, on the Columbia River above Riverfront Park. I rented a kayak from the Kayak Shack right there in the park. It was so easy.
Cody at the Shack was extremely helpful and put my mind at ease when it came to paddling. He carried the kayaks for us — right to the beach and then gave us some easy-to-understand instructions on what to do and where to go.
Pretty soon, my friend and I were a mile up river, exploring all the islands and inlets. We saw fish, dragonflies, an osprey, and a ton of little inviting beaches to check out.
It was a blast and so easy. We even got to paddle against a little current to make things interesting. The kayaks are really stable. I would recommend it to anybody that is looking to do something exciting and new on the river. Thanks Cody, you made it a great experience.