I have gotten to cruise around a bit with the yak, but mostly the kids keep wanting to try it out. I manged to take them out on a half day of school and get some more practice. Now it's becoming a family affair, as I hoped it would......and I even let our family dog come along for a spin. The family dog is a bit of a challenge, but time should fix that.
I did manage to break free and try fishing from the kayak, but this too is going to take some getting use to. The main problem being that it's quite tricky to keep the yak situated and not drift too far off the desired course. And then there was the dumping of the yak.....I tried to take the family dog out again, and the trouble started while trying to launch. No matter how you look at it, I dumped the yak dog and all. Not one to give up easily, I gave it another go. The dog wasn't totally impressed with this idea, but did better once we got moving. Whetehr the temptation of birds flying over head or loss of balance, but either way the dog fell overboard again. I managed to keep the yak right side up and retrieve the dog. Nothing beats the learning curve!