Coast Guard launches assets for five adrift kayaks in NY, CT waters
Poor Coasties were kept busy with runaway kayaks today. The article includes a couple of incredibly sensible & simple suggestions for the owners of kayaks and other small craft:
1. Put your name & number on your boat so that if they someday find it drifting around alone, they can start by calling you. If they reach you, they instantly know that they don't need to look for you (and you know they've got your boat)!
2. Tie up your boat if you keep in on shore - you may be careful about always leaving it above the usual high-water mark, but some tides rise higher than that.