The view from the back steps of the Tank.
Once again there was unfortunately no boat or kayak rental within reasonable distance of the park so I was unable to try out my fishing rod. Readers of this blog remember that the lack of boat rentals has been a problem encountered in "on-the-water" parks in Texas and elsewhere in the past. Sooooo......I went shopping and found a kayak back in Midland at a store for roughly 30% off and a paddle and life jacket that were also heavily discounted, I took the brand new vessel to Sanford Lake (about 15 miles north of Midland) and tried it out....very fun AND I didn't tip over, probably thanks to the very modern kayak launch built into the boat dock that you see here.
Got everything for just under $300.
The kayak is 9 ft 6 inches from stem to stern and weighs in at just over 40 lbs. It fits in the camper (which is a less than desirable way to transport it) but I'm trying to figure a way to transport it on the roof of the camper. I have some ideas but I need to do a little research to see if a fellow RV'er has already invented this wheel and I can just shamefully steal their method. I'll update with pictures if I can figure anything out.
Thanks for reading!