Kayaking in France

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We woke up one morning, on our holiday, to drizzle.  South West France obviously didn’t get my memo about no rain/drizzle/clouds for the time we were there.  Anyway, we decided today wasn’t a good day to be spending at the pool and we would check out the kayaking place we had seen adverts for.  We took the Sat Nav with us and still Paul decided to take another road…resulting with us on a rough forest track.  {“But we are near a lake.”  “Well that’s ok then”…!!}.  A quick turnaround and ten minutes later, we found it.  We got ourselves booked in, had our safety and route briefing and got kitted out.  Not forgetting our shot of coffee…?!  The lovely lady told me it was “to give me more energy”…I’ll be honest, a tiny bit of me died inside when she said that.  Where is she sending us?!   Robb was too big {sob!} to get on the kayak with us, so they told him he could have his own. 

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Which, as you can see here, didn’t last long!  The route took us across the lake, down through the river, through the swamp and then back along the lake.  I think that first bit across the lake took it’s toll on Robbie and he decided he wanted to swap.  Which was a bit of a faff…”Urgh!  It’s all squelchy at the bottom!  I don’t want to put my feet down!”… :0

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^^ “Are you ok, Cer?”, “Yeah, I’m fine. I got this. Kind of…” *bangs head on tree and tries very hard not to scream* ^^

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^^ All Alfie had to do was sit there {and do devil horns} and still, he was the one that complained the most about being tired! ^^

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^^ As much as I loved the kayaking, there was a small voice in the back of my head saying “watch out for the sea monsters!…” ^^

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^^ “Let’s get a selfie of us all on the kayak”…or not.

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We thought we had gone too far down the river, so we made our way back to shore through the swamp.  It turns out we hadn’t, but, following the episode earlier with the sat nav, I wasn’t taking any chances!  And the lady had joked about “If you don’t make it back for two days, you’ve had a hell of a good deal if you think about it, as you’ve only paid for 2 hours”…!!!

Kayaking as a family was new to us {I say that like I kayak all the time, I mean just kayaking in general!} and as we all really enjoyed it we decided it is something we would like to do again.  And with Bala Lake just down the road from us, why haven’t we tried it before?!

It had brightened up a little by the time we had finished, so we all had a quick dip in the lake.  It was like jumping into a warm bath!  It was lovely!  So lovely, it made me do this:

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Ooh la la, indeed! ;)

This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 August challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Sherwood Forest.  We will be making a scrap book/photo book of our holiday, as Steph mentions in her tips.

Diolch!

3 thoughts on “Kayaking in France

  1. Oh la la! There have been a few examples I’ve thought about getting my kit off for a back to nature photo and I can tell you. I’ve not had the guts yet… haha

    Aw looks awesome, I love kayaking, I just sold my sit in kayak tho for a stand up paddle board upgrade, I’ll probably get another in the future, they’re just so hard to transport, unlike blow up ones, which I saw you on Bala Lake with, now they’re much easier.

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