Beautiful and versatile Vagabond Tarka! My husband and I love our Tarka's, and have used it on flat water, small rapids, in river mouths and in the waves close to the beach. My favourite things about my Tarka are the vibrant colours (bright pink, in my case), the stability (in more than a year, I have yet to fall out of my Tarka), the fact that it is fast enough for keeping up with people in other types of kayaks, and that there is enough space for my Golden Retriever to join me on the kayak. My husband's favourite things about his Tarka are that there is no limit to the versatility for playing (he even surfs in the waves with his Tarka), it is easy to transport, and it is very robust (stones and rocks don't make a dent in the Tarka). The words of my two-year old nephew - every time that we return to the shore after taking him out on the Tarka - sums it up perfectly: "Can I have one more, please?"