Kayaks yay! Crawling Valley Reservoir
Last year we ordered kayaks during the worldwide shortage of basically everything and the order fell through so this year we got in early. I still thought it would fall through because I'm optimistic that way, but we got a call recently and voila our new boats - Kokopelli Moki's were here.
Our inflation process involves doing the floor section then half inflating both side tanks, attaching spray deck then finish inflating. Did I mention these are inflatable kayaks? Then we add the seats and foot thingies. There are handy pockets on the back of the seat for the emergency kit, drinks and snacks. You know, important things. It took about an hour for both kayaks on Saturday and I expect it will get quicker as we refine the process.
For our first ever voyage we chose a quiet reservoir to the east of Calgary - Crawling Valley. This was partly based on the weather forecast being better to the east than the west.