I am an injured distance runner and I am missing long solo runs. I think paddling will be a good replacement for me. My husband and I have a double Ocean sit-on-top kayak that we love. This however is too big and heavy for me to manage on my own. I need something much lighter that i can manage all on my own. We live near a lake that sees a lot of wind and chop and that is where I plan to paddle. I live in California and we do not get any snow or ice so I should be able to do this all year-round, though it does get quite cold in the winter. I am 5'6.
I would truly appreciate suggestions on the type of boat I should be looking at. Also, if anyone has any suggestions on a kayak carrier /trailer for a bike, I would love to hear about that too.
Thank you for your time!