John, we will be arriving by airliner from south west Michigan so we will have only the bare essentials. We both travel light anyway, so much easier :)
Our paddling expertise probably falls between novice and intermediate. The week we spent on the Mother Ship was probably more kayaking than we have done totally in our lives.
We are builders more than doer's. Same with airplanes, we spend several years building them, fly for a few months then sell them and start building another one.
I have never heard the term "glamping" before? I am assuming it is glorified camping ?