“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats, simply messing.”
I am extremely sensitive to the sun. This means that it's difficult for me to go outside because I have to wear protective clothing to protect myself from the ultraviolet rays. This also means that it's easy for me to stay inside and not see the outside world. I am a writer, so it works for me more than I’d like to admit. I have even modified my exercise routine so that most of the exercise I do can be done indoors. Hello Kettlebells! Luckily, my wife Maria is a dedicated bush walker and canoe paddler, so I will absolutely not. be allowed. To do this.
On the weekend, on Maria's insistence, we had a canoe trip down the Canning River here in Perth Western Australia. It's a beautiful time of year. The white-hot summer is starting to give way to the more bearable autumn and even people who need to wear a bag over their head to be safe from the sun can enjoy themselves.It was a beautiful morning to be in this spot with a beautiful green grass sloping down to a gentle canoe launching point. There were Falcons, Swans and insect life, and I got to share all of natures beauty with my son Jampot. There are a few of us, some of us rented canoes and others used ours and it was wonderful to paddle down the river talking and messing around with the kids
It's easy to ignore how lucky we are in this part of the world living in the most isolated capital city on the planet which has plenty of parks, wildlife, and water. It was a wonderful day and a beautiful way to spend a Saturday with my beautiful family and I even got to have a go on Jampot new one person canoe and promptly broke it for him. Oh well, I guess Dad is going to have to fix it for him, now.
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