MICHELE GADDY - Qatar
Early morning, as the haze still blanketed Doha, I slipped my kayak into the bay in front of the Corniche.
Early morning, as the haze still blanketed Doha, I slipped my kayak into the bay in front of the Corniche. Passed the dhow fishing boats still anchored, I watched the sun rise from behind the Fanar lighthouse tower, and the city begin to come to life. Magical.
A trip like that deserves some bragging, and resulted in my kayak being lent out to more than a few of my colleagues; all who love to kayak but don't have the storage space or the car rack to transport their own boat.
First, thank you so much for the opportunity that this kayak model has given me. I've paddled the Broadkill River in Delaware, passed the northern wildlife refuge in Qatar, and spent countless hours with Captain Birk, my faithful canine first mate, cruising the beachfront of the Arabian Gulf. Owning this kayak has been a sheer pleasure.
Second, if you ever consider demonstrating the Oru Kayak at a tourism or trade show in Doha, I would be very interested in hosting a kiosk. We have several shows per year in which innovative products feature. This year hosts the International Boat Show and the Qatar Motor Show (both of which feature outdoor equipment).