Have you ever been in a canoe? It has been years for me. The last time, but not the first time, I remember being in a canoe was in Maine. I remember tying my car keys to my shoe lace in fear that my hubby would tip the thing over and my keys would sink to the bottom of the cold, deep, dark lake. That was over 13 years ago.
A few months ago, we hooked up with my good friends and seasoned canoers, "S" and "D". We met them at the nearby park so they could demonstrate and show us their new canoes. My two girls and hubby took the canoes for a paddle around the lake. Visions of me tipping the canoe over trying to get my arse into it flashed through my head. So, I opted to watch from the shore line. Turns out, the girls are natural canoers. They hopped in those boats and paddled all the way across the lake.
These cool canoes are not your typical aluminum or fiberglass boats. They are made of a polyethylene material, which makes them totally maintenance free! The padded seats and adjustable backrests allow you to canoe for hours in complete comfort! These canoes are called the Synergy series by Mad River. (Please correct me if I am wrong "S".) I prefer this canoe over a kayak. It really is easy to get into and you sit higher off the water than a kayak.
Many thanks to "S" and "D" for letting us take their cool canoes for a test ride! Perhaps one day we will have our own canoes just like these!
(Photos taken by "S")