First Time Paddling in our Sea Eagle Kayak

Finally a weekend without rain…hooray.  Absolutely beautiful 80 degrees and we got to pull out the Sea Eagle Kayak we bought after the rally that has been sitting in a box mocking me 🙂  It absolutely lived up to its press.  VERY easy to blow up and relatively light weight.

Lee pumping up the Sea Eagle Kayak

Lee pumping up the Sea Eagle Kayak

Lee putting together the Sea Eagle

Lee putting together the Sea Eagle

 

The Boat all blown up!!

The Boat all blown up!!

Lots of space for two in the boat

Lots of space for two in the boat

 

We put it in the truck and drove down to the camp office.  I posted my sign with our two kayaks for sale $100 each or $150 for both.  The owner of the campground came right out and wanted to know if her husband could go look at the,  Absolutely they have only been used twice and although they are short are in great shape.  We went down to the lake and immediately two women said “I want one” and “Where did you get that?”   Inflatible Boats 4 Less .com is the answer. 🙂  The lake was gorgeous with some absolutely beautiful views.

Swanzey Lake Views

Swanzey Lake Views

Swanzey Lake Views

Swanzey Lake Views

 

Four golden retrievers playing in their space of lake they looked so happy :)

Four golden retrievers playing in their space of lake they looked so happy 🙂

 

 

The lake has an inlet that goes to a small waterfall

The lake has an inlet that goes to a small waterfall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lee paddling...look at that smile

Lee paddling…look at that smile

I was lounging :)

I was lounging 🙂

 

 

Homemade NH diving board on a rock...this cracked me up

Homemade NH diving board on a rock…this cracked me up

Close up of diving board

Close up of diving board

 

By the time we got back from our boating trip the owner of the campground came out with check in hand to buy the kayaks!!  Fantastic and $150 is exactly what we need to buy the sail that goes with the Sea Eagle we have.  Super excited!!!  Here’s a link to what the sail looks like.  Since we had worked out our arms we decided to take a bike ride and work on our legs a bit.  It didn’t last too long…I am definitely out of biking practice.  I was making spaghetti for dinner and realized I didn’t have cherry tomatoes for the salad so we jumped in the truck and ran to the store.  On the way we stopped at the liquor store which I have been in 1 time in 13 years.  I am not making that up…I am not much of a drinker often a month or two can go by without me having a drink, but Lee had bought some alcohol and I thought why not.  Turns out the only thing inexpensive in New Hampshire is booze lol.  The liquor stores are state-run and the prices were really good.  So now we own more booze than we have owned in one sitting in 25 years of marriage.  This is not an exaggeration.  Plus I am trying the boxed wine because Lee doesn’t care for wine and I won’t drink a bottle by myself so I thought I would give the boxed wine a try. (Update:  Never became a fan of boxed wine.  Never found one that tasted good.  So I keep a few bottles in the liquor cabinet and one in the fridge.  Space is limited but some things are worth it!!)  Here’s some pictures proving that apparently I have decided to become a heavy drinker 🙂

Lots of Liquor

Lots of Liquor

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The funniest thing was when we bought beer at the grocery store…oh yes there is beer also.  The kid at the checkout looked at me and carded us.  I haven’t been carded in a really long time and of course had no purse with me.  But Lee grinned and pulled out his driver’s license.  I asked him how long it had been since he had been carded and he said “About 50 pounds ago,” which cracked the kids up and made me laugh.

Dinner that night was great.  I like to make my spaghetti sauce in big batches and freeze it.  Perfect for the camper as I thawed out a small bag full and we have a lovely dinner of salad, spaghetti, and garlic bread.  The carbs really hit the spot after today’s workout.  The spaghetti I make is a family recipe that is in its fourth generation..my grandmother, my mom, myself, and now my girls all cook it.  Having this meal in particular really made the new RV feel like a home and both Lee and I really enjoyed it.

 

Spaghetti Sauce

These are the single batch recipe quantities (feeds a family of five).  I always triple the batch and freeze it.  Now with the two of us 5 ladle fulls in a Ziploc bag is perfect for one meal.

  • 1 pound of hamburger
  • 1 can tomato sauce (32 oz)
  • 1 can tomato paste (12 0z)
  • 120z water
  • 1 TBL onion salt
  • 1 TBL garlic salt
  • 1 TBL oregano or Italian seasoning mix
  • 1 TBL parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1/3 tsp pepper

1.  Brown the ground beef

2.  While browning beef place tomato sauce and tomato paste in large pot

3.  Fill empty tomato paste can with water and let stand

4. Add all seasoning

5.  Add water and any remaining tomato paste from can

6.  Drain beef well and add to sauce

7.  Mix thoroughly with a large slotted spoon

8.  Bring sauce to a light boil then simmer.  (Stir frequently to ensure sauce does not burn)

9.  Remove from heat and let sit over night

10.  Separate enough sauce for dinner, freeze remainder.

Spaghetti Dinner

Spaghetti Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “First Time Paddling in our Sea Eagle Kayak

  1. Tracey, which Sea Eagle model is that? I really like the look of that one.
    Thanks for sharing and looks like a really nice place!
    Bob Stockholm

  2. Hey Deb we looked at buying a rack to hold the kayaks but I didn’t want to block the back window so we bought the same boat Howard and Linda have. Still waiting on the house to sell…slow market where we live

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