I retired a year ago and got back into recreational kayaking on the numerous small lakes here in northern Vermont. Last month I bought my wife of 25 years a yak of her own. Sometimes we race, and other times we paddle sedately side by side chatting about plans for the future of our life together.
I also enjoy long distance motorcycling, but found her screams on curves rather distracting so have traveled solo for the last ten years. It’s nice to finally find something we enjoy together.
I have been paddling with my wife, (and best friend) of 61 years ever since I first got my drivers license.
We paddle kayaks, canoes and paddeboards . We not only explore in them, but race the yaks and a tandem canoe.
When we are training for a kayak race, as soon as I get ahead of her I’ll make a big circle to get back with her and then take off again, which makes for a happy training session.
She is the brains of the family, so on our camping and exploration trips she plans and loads the GPS way points, etc
Other times we just lilly dip and seize the day.
It doesn’t get any better !