7 Frugal Ways to Have Fun On the Water
When you head out to have some summer fun, there is generally going to be some water involved. Let’s talk about some fun things to do on the water that won’t break the bank.
From the lake to the ocean, water is a common denominator during the summer months. That said, water can also bring plenty of expenses. From designer surf boards to ski boats, having fun on the water can really add up over the summer. So how do we go about enjoying the water while not spending a fortune?
Here are 7 things to do on the water without spending a fortune:
1. Take a walk along the shoreline
Who says you have to get wet to have fun? If you are spending time on the lake, the view from the side is often stunning. A nice walk along the water’s edge can calm your nerves, refill your soul and cost you absolutely nothing doing it. Anyone that has ever strolled down the beach at sunset knows the beauty of walking by the water.
2. Consider rentals
Many people go out and spend a fortune on jet skis, water skis and other water recreational items. Rather than investing in buying one, head out and rent them instead. All the maintenance costs will be on someone else while all the fun will be pretty much the same.
Rentals are pretty awesome for those things you only use once in a while. Why buy something to gain rust and dust in the garage?
3. Take out a canoe for the day
Canoeing has become a very popular recreational pastime and with good reason…it is relaxing and good for the body. Best of all, it is inexpensive. You can rent a canoe for an afternoon and spend less than you do on lunch. The same goes for paddle boats, kayaks and other small water crafts.
4. Do some fishing
Fishing is a ton of fun and it can be done rather cheaply. All you really need is a cheap pole and some worms that can be dug up for free. Fishing is a peaceful venture that many generations of families have enjoyed. If you have not done it, give it a try this summer with someone you care about. You might be surprised.
5. Go camping by the water
Camping is a wonderful way to get closer to nature and the water. Roughing it is not for everyone, but for those that like that sort of thing it can be a wonderful way to spend a weekend by the water. Pick out a campsite by the water and enjoy sleeping under the stars with a nice fire. You will have the time of your life without spending hardly anything.
6. Skip some rocks
One of the greatest waterside pastimes involves nothing but a rock and the water. Skipping stones is a great deal of fun and can be done for absolutely nothing. Some folks like skipping them while others enjoy making big splashes. Whatever the case, you can have a blast on the water with a few stones.
7. Photograph the wildlife
One thing that is universally true about the water is that wildlife will be there. This makes it the perfect place to shoot some great digital photos. Not only can the water make a great subject….it can also be a great backdrop for the various animals that depend on it as a life giving resource.
My kids just love taking pictures and seeing their creations so this is really a fun thing to do with the kids.
As you can see, water fun is not always expensive. Spend some time out on the open water and you will quickly find that the best things to do are absolutely free.
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