I learned recently that tandem kayaks, kayaks that hold two people who have to work as a team, are notoriously called “divorce kayaks”. Had Marte and I known this two summers ago it would have saved us a lot of trouble. It is my deep personal belief that teamwork and aquatic activity go together much in the same way that orange juice and toothpaste blend in a seamless array of wonderful flavors for your oral ecstasy. To be fair, such teamwork does exist, in the form of row teams, or dragon boating a.k.a. the Chinese row team, but these efforts require hours of practice, a coach, a rather spiteful individual yelling “row” at you constantly, and a physical prowess that your joe average couple who would entertain such an activity, does not possess.