Sunset From A Kayak

Michael wrote in to share this sweet story of an unexpected encounter on a beautiful night:

It was late in the evening after a beautiful early summer day. As I casually paddled my kayak across a small lake near my condo, the moon rose in the east to my left as the sun was in its last stages of setting in the west on my right. There was a slight breeze coming across the glass-like water. The evening air had a subtle sweet smell to it, like warm honey bread.

When I got to the center of the lake, I stopped my kayak and turned it toward the purple and orange sunset. It was the kind of moment where you wanted to just stop time and make it last forever.

I don’t know how long I was sitting there when I heard a voice out of nowhere. “I see I’m not the only one who likes watching the sunset from out here!” Looking behind me, I saw a young woman smiling in her kayak.

She pulled up next to me. As the last rays of sunlight set in front of us, we talked and laughed and enjoyed each others unexpected company. Soon enough, it was dark except for the light from an almost-full moon.

After a little while, the conversation started to lag. At that point she said to me, “I need to start heading home soon, but I usually like to get in a swim before I go in. Would you like to join me?”

I said that I’d be happy to and she put up her hair and started to take off her shirt, revealing what I thought a bikini top underneath. “Since I’m usually the only one out here at this time of night,” she said, “I don’t bother to change into my swimsuit.” As I took a closer look, I realized it was her bra underneath her shirt.

She then slipped off her shorts and I could see her lace panties. As she was about to jump in the water, she said, “Do you mind if I just go naked? I don’t want to embarrass you or anything, but this is a nice bra and panty set and I’d prefer not to get them wet.” My heart started racing and I wanted to jump up and do a happy dance.

Instead, I kept my cool and told her that I didn’t mind at all and that I’d like to join her if she didn’t mind. She said I was welcome to join her, but only if I got naked too. With that, she took off her bra and panties and slipped into the water.

That was all I needed to hear. I tried to be as calm and cool as I could while undressing, but she probably saw right through me and knew I couldn’t wait to join her. I slipped into the water as well and felt like I was dreaming.

We swam and splashed around for a little while. A couple of times, we had to swim after our kayaks to make sure they didn’t float too far away.

Although the water felt great and we were having a good time, all too soon we knew that we needed to get out and get some sleep as we both needed to work the next day. We both somehow managed to get back into our kayaks without tipping them.

After toweling off a little with my shirt, I unsuccessfully tried to put my shorts back on. She laughed and said, “I’ve fallen in a couple of times while trying to get dressed on my kayak. I just paddle to shore naked and get dressed when I get back.” I smiled and thanked her for the friendly advice.

As we were heading to opposite sides of the lake, we said our goodbyes and parted. I stopped to watch her paddle away, her hair still up and the contours of her bare toned arms and back highlighted by the moon.

Foolishly, I never did get her phone number or even her name. Maybe I’ll run into her again one of these days. Hopefully, it will be again at sunset with just to two of us on our kayaks.

That’s just beautiful, Michael! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful experience with us.


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