Weather can be very fickle, especially over large bodies of water. Being

prepared for the possibility of rain will not interrupt your trip or make you

miserable. It is sometimes fun and particularly peaceful to paddle through

the rain. If a strong wind blows up, it is best to get to shore because you

will expend a tremendous amount of energy just to stay on course and the

water conditions may become rough enough to cause you to capsize.

Lightening is a reason to get to shore immediately because it is attracted

to an isolate object on the water faster than it is to one on land.

The most deadly situation you can encounter is becoming wet and not

being able to get dry or warm. Hypothermia sets in very quickly, so in

colder weather and especially in colder water, it is essential to be prepared

with securely stowed dry clothing and 먹튀검증 extra layers for additional

protection.

General Boating Etiquette

Just as there are rules for driving a car, there are also rules of the road for

boaters. This is extremely important when you will be in an area where

there are other boats or swimmers.

Because kayaks are small and generally easy to maneuver, it is up to the

paddler to give way to larger craft. The usual rule is to keep to

the right and pass oncoming traffic to your left. (This is like

driving a car on the continent, not in England.) When in a narrow channel

with other boats, the kayaker should stay to the shore-side of navigational

markers or buoys and cross traffic at a right angle and as quickly as

possible and only if trying to reach port or avoid danger. There are other

rules of international navigation that involve sounding a whistle if sight is

obstructed, if you are in fog or if you are changing course relative to a

larger vessel, but a beginning paddler should not be in any of those

situations.

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