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Night Kayaking on the Potomac

Good morning and happy Labor Day!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekends and are still on vacation today and not laboring. :) Matt and I had a wonderful weekend here in DC — a good mix of relaxing and productive. On Friday night, we used a Living Social adventure deal I bought awhile ago for a twilight kayaking trip out of Jack’s Boathouse in Georgetown.

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It was SUCH a cool time to be out on the water. We headed out at 6:30 p.m. and not only was the weather perfect — not too hot, not too cold — but it was so clear out and the sunset from the water was stunning.

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I brought my waterproof camera along to get the photos, in case you’re wondering. :)

The kayaking trip was 1.5 hours and took us down by the monuments, back up around Roosevelt Island and aways down past the boathouse, and back. I wish my camera had done better in dim lighting because the moon by the monuments was so stunning in person!

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Soon, the sun started to set.

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It was so cool to be out on the water in the dark. The lights on the bridges and in the city were so pretty in contrast!

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What a fun night. Definitely a Living Social deal win!

Have you ever gone kayaking in the dark? Matt and I did once before when on vacation in Puerto Rico in one of the famous bioluminescent bays — it was REALLY cool, but also kind of scary because it was pretty much completely pitch black and we were in some really narrow passageways for part of it!

Comments

  1. 1

    That is seriously one of the coolest ideas ever! I’m so jealous it looks like a blast!

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    That looks SOOO fun :-)
    I want to do it so bad!!!!

  3. 3

    that looks like so much fun! all the photos are gorgeous!

  4. 4

    Happy Labor day to you as well.
    Photos are beautiful. Sounds like so much fun.
    Yesterday I had a baby shower for my daughter followed by pool party until wee hours of morning. Today I am pooped and will be relaxing.Hope everyone has fun today.

  5. 5

    This looks like so much fun! It sounds like the waterproof camera has proved a good investment, huh?

    I’ve never been kayaking at any time, but I’d like to try someday.

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    I would love to go kayaking, just in the daytime :)

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    No, I haven’t been kayaking in the dark! My last kayaking trip was in Croatia, and I don’t think I would have wanted to do it in the dark. haha, but maybe around Florida. ;)

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    Zulma Reyes says:

    Anne that was a wonderful time. Pics in the evening really beautiful!! I really want to be there.. maybe one time..:)

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    I’ve rented kayaks from Jack’s Boathouse before! It was super fun and a fun way to see the monuments other than just walking around :)

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