SS was not pleased to be in Baba's kayak and made her feelings very clear. Alas, at two, she does not get to be in control. SS is perfectly safe with her Baba, probably safer as he is the strongest swimmer. She whined, cried and screamed for her Mama, but it did not last long. We stayed near each other and took frequent breaks. During breaks, we would put our kayaks together, and SS could touch her Mama. About half an hour in, SS realized that she would not be allowed to stand up, and that she would not be passed from one kayak to the other. She mellowed out and had a good time.
It was actually a lot nicer than we expected. SS was in wonder of everything she saw, the trees, birds, boats (especially sailboats), the geese and the ducks. That was the highlight of her day, she was rewarded with a two duck sighting. The ducks flew away before we could get too close, but SS was ecstatic. We paddled for ninety minutes, then turned SS loose on dry land for an hour. SS got to paddle with Mama on the way back. We had a really nice day.
Watch her cute little hands between P's, if you blink you'll miss it.