My name is Krag. I'm a 30 year old land surveyor currently in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Recent events in my life have inspired me to change my source of stress relief and enjoyment. I wanted something that would help me get back into athletic shape, would be low cost to maintain and not in my usual environment. It just shook down to canoeing. I chose the Old Town Discovery 119 in red. My experience with canoeing is limited to an attempt one summer when I was 15 years old and a year or two later surfing a rented kayak in Nags Head, NC. I learned 2 things from those experiences... 1, don't solo paddle an aluminum canoe from the rear seat while a tropical storm in approaching your state. and 2, try really hard not to surf into people on the beach...they don't like that. My goal is to first become decent at canoeing and possibly into canoe tripping/camping.