I recently took a day off and kayak-camped with my friend, Chris, at Round Valley Reservoir.
The outbound trip was the first one ever with camp gear in the boat, about 60 pounds. Initially, the boat misbehaved – redistributing the cargo resulted in a rock-solid ride to our campground 2-1/2 miles away. The next morning was beautiful – we lapped the eastern half of the lake, surfing downwind on the return to camp. Later, we returned to the car in Force 4+ headwinds with decks awash in whitecaps, a good ride.
The camping was just what was needed, 30 hours of perfect peace, good conversation and good camp food. Although located in western New Jersey, the boat-only access to the campsite made it seem like a peaceful wilderness trip. Here’s some pix: