I learned that it’s a really good idea to check your kayak for toads before leaving shore. Then I learned that it’s best not to freak out if a toad jumps on your feet while kayaking, because hey, how can a little thing like that hurt anyone? Then I learned that if you jump too high in a kayak, you can flip and spill into the lake. Then I learned that it’s really quite hard to swim in a life jacket, although it looks like it would be easy. Then I learned, from Sally, that toads can’t live in water (hey is this even true?) so they have to be brought to shore or in this case the nearest island.
Bottom line: Check the kayak for hitchhikers first and save yourself a lot of trouble!