1. What kayak should I buy?
I am looking to buy a kayak to use next summer, mostly in the shoreline of northern lake Superior - specifically in Pukaskwa National Park and in the Silver Islet cove area of the Sibley Peninsula. I don't plan on doing anything more open water than that and I would like to be able to use the kayak on small rivers and inland lakes as well. I am 5 foot 2 and ~125lb with a beginner to intermediate skill level. I am looking for something in the lower end of the touring kayak price range, but don't want to compromise too much.
2. Should I be concerned?
I've done open-water kayaking in the Adriatic Sea before and it did not seem too different from the inland lakes I had kayaked before, but I'm hearing concern from ppl that I don't know what I am doing. Is this a real concern if I just want to paddle some shorelines in good weather? I know it's cold and I have a wet suit, but I've never seen anyone kayak there in one.
I'm looking for a recommendation for either a specific kayak or brand, and/or a recommendation for specifications I should look for.
3. Advice / Experience with Kayaking Northern Superior?
If there is anyone out there that actually has experience kayaking in these places or similar places in northern Superior can you let me know what you think, and any good spots I should check out. Please and thanks!
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!