IslanderMV, interesting (and great shots). I still haven't gotten around to getting a Kayak and always have visons of drowned camera gear. Do you?
In the beginning I had near panic attacks about my equipment, but now that it has been through hell and back, not so much. I dropped the camera and telephoto on a cobblestone beach, had the shutter replaced ( extended warranty !! ) got fine black silt into the 100-400 push pull, and so on. So now if King Neptune claims my equipment, I will have an excuse to get new gear.