What I learnt kayaking around Point Loma – Kellog Beach to Ocean Beach

  1. That it was a lot longer than I had believed it was – Plan better
  2. It would have been easier to go the other way with the tide
  3. I didn’t plan on having to pee while in the middle of the Ocean in a Kayak

Ok ok, so I didn’t really have to worry about number 3 in the end (I worked that out) but it was interesting to do the paddle.


Well it reminded me of who I am really am.  Matt Belcher is a go getter, I love to challenge myself and often others.  For the last 6 months I haven’t really challenged myself physically.  Don’t know if that was because I have been feeling sorry for myself or because I have become lazy?

Anyway, point is this wasn’t some amazing feat.  It was nearly 5 hours of kayaking in the Ocean, while is a lot, not a crazy thing.

But I am so glad I did it.  Why?  Well it gave me a little kick start to get a life and start doing the things I like again.  My body reacts well to physical challenges.  I am a physical person.  Set a challenge and I will do it.

Why I have I never done a Marathon?  I don’t know but I should.  I guess the 125 Canoeing Marathon I did counts.

Just doing this little Kayak around Point Loma really has changed my pattern of thinking and I want to now do more.  I am thinking about doing the Catalina Classic.  That is twice the distance we did but I think I could do it.

5 years ago I would have said I could win it!

I am only 33 and already I let something set in that nearly made me into a lazy fat b*****sd.  What was it?  Laziness, that’s all.

What is stopping you?  Did you used to do lots of things physically that you don’t now?  Really why not?  What about emotionally or financially?

It is so easy to step into a rut and stay there.  Well get out!

Here are some pics of me and my father in law doing the paddle.