I just started kayaking and have devoured all the knowledge I can find on here and I'm gonna meet up with a bunch of y'alls at some point in OCT for some paddling in Missouri. WHat should I do between now and then? I kayak 7.6 miles to and from my town to my house. It's some river and some open lake. I'm picking up reading water and some technique, this is the little Rec kayak that I got for 25 dollars from a neighbor whose kid never used it. http://www.sundolphinboats.com/oz/4/com/kay/aruba10/aruba10.html
If y'alls have any common advice or thoughts on something that you'd wished you'd known starting out give me a holler please.