I have the recipe for the salad... do you really want it here somewhere? Astoriadave - try it out and enjoy a taste of our weekend! So, um yeah, it was me that swam... in a whole lot of clothes and sailing boots not 10 minutes after pushing off from the shore in Mark's Romany. I'm really glad that Dan loaned me a proper kayaking pfd and I didn't wear my self-inflating sailing pfd. I hate to think how my wet-exit would have been if I'd had that thing inflate the moment I tipped over. I probably would have got less than 9/10 :lol: . It was great to meet all of you, spend time absorbing your combined knowledge and try out some kayaks. I've learned that the word 'stability' should be on the top of my shopping list and that kayaks don't have lead keels! When a book says they 'feel' tippy but are actually quite stable, it's relative to kayaks and not any other boat. Kayaks don't heel over and come back up again unless you're Mark! I've also learned that you can learn to wet-exit from reading a book. Really :wink: :lol: . Thank you Mark, Dan and Darren for loaning Chris and I your kayaks.