Last weekend, we went on a six-mile canoe trip on a river in Middle Tennessee. We had five hours to complete the trip but still managed to arrive at the boat ramp just as the canoe rental shop was closing.
It was a beautiful river, and although the water was much too cold for swimming, we had a great time. For the first four-and-a-half hours, we floated slowly along while trying to catch fish. We then realized that the shop was closing in 30 minutes and we still had three miles to go!
My wrists are still not fully recovered, so I wasn’t much help when it came to paddling. But somehow Mr. Handsome was able to get us back just in the nick of time. (I’m not an experienced canoe-er, but I’d say that three miles in 30 minutes is pretty impressive with just one person paddling.)
Do you enjoy canoeing/kayaking? We had so much fun that we may try to find a used canoe on Craigslist, although we will probably wait until next summer.