2019 started with some tests on new high-pressure inflatable (drop stitch) kayaks of other brands. Those tests made us give up on this kind of crafts, because, though faster, they don’t offer a comparable stability in rough sea, plus, it is not so easy to get back in the kayak after a dive and, above all, they take up much space once folded, so that transportation is impossible in most cases. So, we opted to buy the top model by Gumotex: the Seawave. From the very beginning we had a unique feeling with it: we found the same strengths of the Solar (stability, ease of transport, endurance) combined with higher speed and an increased resistance to rough sea and wind.
We brought the Seawave with us for the first time when we went to Capraia Island. The second time we went to Lampedusa (by plane): in both cases we made the complete tour of the islands.
After that we started to dedicate ourselves to a completely new activity for us: kayaking in freshwater. After a trek in Bolsena Lake, including the tour of the little islands of Bisentina and Martana, we went to Orta Lake where we visited the wonderful San Giulio island; the next destination was Como Lake. The complete tour of it and Mezzola Lake (reached through Mera River) took four intense and fulfilling days.