We had a picnic by the river with friends… and one family arrived by kayak!
They kindly let us borrow them, and we spent a *glorious* 5 hours picnicking and paddling in the river. Everyone had a go!
I had a solo paddle.
My husband took our 3 year old out too far from shore, and I was a bit grumpy at him for doing that.
The bigger boys had pirate fights and races.
My husband and I went out as a pair. And I’d love to tell you we were as graceful and as synchronised as a couple of mating swans… but we were actually rather clumsy and crashed into each other a lot. It was calming, sweet, romantic, and… harmonising. So by the time we came back in, I wasn’t grumpy at him any more.
And this is my biggest boy – being very clever – using his kayak as a stand-up paddle board.
We all had sooooo much fun.
I just love being outdoors!