Hello everyone, my name is Jan Hoth.
I am an older guy that loves to be move and be active. My biggest passion in life is kayaking and spending time on the ocean, in my total life I must’ve spent at least 10,000 hours out at sea paddling various kinds of kayaks. It might sound like a whole lot, but you got to remember I am probably a lot older than most people reading this.
I plan on updating this blog at least once a week, or so I hope at least! I’ve never been very much into writing, but lately I’ve gotten this strange urge create myself a blog. Maybe I just need to get things of my brain, and what better way to do it than a blog? Now please bare in mind, I am not the most competent writer. I just barely passed my English class in High School and have only written occasionally since then. Thankfully I have auto correct on my computer which will help me, at least a little bit!
So a little bit about myself. I’m now retired and spend most of my days kayaking the coasts of Great Britain. My plan is to kayak around Scotland and hopefully Ireland the next following years. But due to my age and my limited mobility, I cannot go out as often as I’d like. Back in the day I used to paddle regular hard shell kayaks, but nowadays I’ve moved to inflatable kayaks instead. You probably wonder why anyone would choose an inflatable kayak over a hard one. Well first and foremost, inflatables are a lot easier to store and transport. I can actually fit my inflatable kayak underneath my bed, and no it’s not a small one either, it’s about 14 foot in length. This also allows me to put it in my small car, I don’t have a roof rack so it makes it really cumbersome to transport large things, like a hard shell kayak for example.
I also found that inflatable kayaks handle just as good as regular ones, I have no problem keeping up with my friends for example. Sure, there are some cheaper models that do not paddle as well as the more expensive ones, but I got an expensive one so that doesn’t apply to me. 😉 If you are interested in getting one yourself I can highly recommend this site http://inflatablesguide.com/articles/best-inflatable-kayak-reviews It’s a good friend of mine who has written that article, he has years of experience so you can be sure you’re getting top advice.
Hopefully this will be a great summer for kayaking, that way I’ll get to spend loads of time out on the open sea, enjoying and living the life.