Why Kayaking?

Kayaking As an Eco Friendly Choice

Besides being a lot of fun and a good workout, kayaking is also an environmentally safe way to not only enjoy the water but also to travel on the water.

With increased development, population and motorized vehicles on the water, many lakes and rivers have become very polluted.  A body of water does not simply stand still, it is a living thing that has a delicate ecosystem and is a habitat for all sorts of aquatic life including for many plants and animals.

There are many reasons why clean water has become much harder to find, but one reason that is known to not only pollute the water but greatly disrupt the ecosystem is the use of motor boats.

Why Kayaking?

Kayaking is a self-powered mode of transportation that requires no gas, no oil and does not use excessive speed. Therefore it is a great eco-friendly way to get out and enjoy the water.

There is no destruction to the water, no harmful damage to the shoreline and there is no threat to the ecosystem or the aquatic life. Plus it is fun and a good workout. It is a win – win situation.

Although you may be able to travel further distances at a much faster rate in a motor boat, kayaking offers the advantage of being able to explore areas that motor boats could not access as well as really enjoy the living environment without scaring the ducks, birds, fish and wildlife away.

In my experience, kayaking allows you to really connect with nature and ride with it… a feeling that I have never had while riding on a motor boat.

In Conclusion…

In conclusion if you do find yourself using a motor boat, keep the safety of the environment in mind and keep the boat well maintained and its speed down a notch or two.

However I strongly encourage you to adopt the kayak or an inflatable kayak as a favourite mode of transportation on any body of water. This will help keep the water that we all want to enjoy clean, safe, alive and in existance for a very long time.



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