John gave me a kayak for Christmas. I named it Matagorda Bluebird.
His kayak is named Spot after the spot on the tail of a redfish. We enjoy exploring the estuaries, bays, lakes and beaches of Matagorda, Texas in our boats.
John has his boat rigged up for fishing, with every conceivable device known to a kayak fishermen, except a GPS fish finder, which will be coming one day, I'm sure.
I take a simpler approach and pack lightly, usually bringing water, snacks, camera and sometimes a sock on the needles...you know, just in case.
We recently paddled our kayaks across the mouth of the Colorado River to the beach on the other side. We call it The Wild Beach. The fishing proved to be good off the jetty and I had the entire beach to myself to search for shells. Without our kayaks, we wouldn't have been able to get there as it is not accessible by car.
We've had lots of fun kayaking together and I look forward to many more paddle trips in the future. This is possibly the best Christmas present John has ever given me...although, there was that spinning wheel the year before...