Ontario that is! We decided that we should take a ride down the Grand River. It is in our backyard, but we have never taken the time to enjoy it. It all started at the Food For Thought Fundraising Breakfast. Their silent auction had a self-guided tour down the Grand from Grand Experiences for six. I won!
Well, our family has four, who else should we take? Opportunity knocks and my brother-in-law and family are in the area visiting, so we added another canoe and we were off. Sounded nice, a 2.5-3 hour paddle down the Grand from Glen Morris to Paris. Four kids, four adults, three canoes and a tandem kayak. Five minutes in, 2 kids turned around, stuck. Change the configurations.
Paddle, paddle, paddle…this is harder work than I remember, a Great Blue Heron, paddle, paddle, ducks, paddle, snack, paddle, my arms are going to be sore tomorrow, paddle, paddle, over some rocks, small rapids, paddle, paddle, stuck in the rocks, splash, over our canoe goes! Glad the camera was in a dry sack! Anyway, it took about 3 hours, arms will be sore
More travels, further from home, coming soon!
By Mary July 30, 2012 - 11:37 pm
Liz – love your new blog — very creative format! We did the paddle several months ago — saw lots of herons, frogs, etc., back then. And yes, a few points where we needed to “unstuck” ourselves! Glad you had a good day.
By Liz August 1, 2012 - 4:27 pm
Thanks for the encouragement Mary!
By Shelly July 31, 2012 - 8:32 am
What a great idea! You’re right – low water levels would make it a bigger challenge! I remember the sore arms when I use to take the kids out – love that silent electric motor my dad bought – no one even knew it was on hehe! Call it cheating – I only feel a little guilty!
By Liz August 1, 2012 - 4:28 pm
Proud to say, my arms were not sore the next day! Thanks for looking!
By SueP July 31, 2012 - 9:08 am
Love it!! way to go, jumping into the world of blogging! i think its a great way to communicate!
By Liz August 1, 2012 - 4:29 pm
A little scary, but actually quite fun now that I am going. Thankfully, John set it all up for me! It’s nice to have a web guy right in the house! Thanks for the encouragement Sue.