First used solo canoe for a newbie - shopping during a lockdown

Yep, even a rank beginner figured that one out:) I’m looking for a small lake to go to as I’d like to at least take it out for a quick paddle.

Congrats on your new boat, it sounds like a great choice. I hope you continue to think about safety because in my experience even relatively safe-looking conditions have plenty of hidden dangers that will pop up sooner or later.

Thanks Tom - your guidance was very helpful. As for safety, while I’m a novice paddler, over 40 years of scuba diving has trained me to respect the water.