Sunday River Therapy

This post is a bit different from the previous ones. While my group of close friends can usually be found out and about experiencing music and night life, this morning we decided to have a relaxing day on the water.

During my frequent visits to San Marcos from Houston, I was always anxious to load up trucks and tubes and float the days away. It’s usually what the entire trip was all about. Having moved here though, the novelty of floating wears off… it’s practically in your backyard here and no commute is required. It’s kind of funny, but since moving here several years ago I may have floated twice. Instead we enjoy making a workout out of our trips and have turned to kayaking.

The following photos are from our Sunday trip:

Taking a break on the water

Taking a break on the water

Under a bridge on the San Marcos River

Under a bridge on the San Marcos River

Useful graffiti from a concerned local

Useful graffiti from a concerned local

The best thing about kayaking is the opportunity to experience whatever parts of the river you choose. There is no need to plan a shuttle or pick-up since you can simply paddle back to wherever you like. We did our usual run, dropping in at Sewell Park and paddling back and forth from there to Rio Vista for a few hours, enjoying the warm weather and cold beer (responsibly, of course). For those planning a move to San Marcos, consider the kayak option! A good kayak will run you significantly more than tubing, but is much more personal and worth the freedom. It has permanently replaced the tube for me and is my personal favorite way of experiencing the nature element that San Marcos has over other Texas universities.

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