I've been so excited ever since finding out about CLC and getting and building my WD12 that I never stopped to think how little I really know about kayaking. For the longest time it was all about the build (Yes! I really can build a wooden boat!) You probably know what I mean.
I have paddled little sit-on kayaks and the like and at least this season will be limiting myself to a small artificial lake in a national forest in SE Ohio where there are no currents to speak of and no power boats or commercial craft and one is never more than a few yards from the shore. So I know how to paddle and will be able to propel the boat in the direction I want.
Are there any techniques for which I should seek out instruction? Mainly I want to be safe. Drowning myself is not my idea of a good time.