Through some friends on Big Bass Lake, I was able to secure two kayaks for one day for the Salesian Boys Club to use for some fun. The boys on that trip had never used a kayak before and only Mike Myers seemed at home in that conveyance. The other boys struggled greatly and some turned over in shallow water where instruction was held.
Mike used his kayak to explore the shoreline of our property still not to far from shore with me running behind him in a rowboat. At least he got some fun out of that one day. And, yes, as with every day of that trip, it was raining the full-time Mike used that kayak. However it was only a light rain at that time.
No other boys club trip ever utilized kayaks again as they preferred rowboats and canoes.