Saturday, 15 September 2012

Lofty Ideas

This morning, I had this crazy idea to post all about the variety of family visits that have happened in the last six weeks. I have about 8,000 photos to sort through, and then remember the funny things that happened to write down. Then I said to Matthew, "Hey, it's probably going to be the last sunny weekend this year. Why don't we rent a canoe and have a paddle this morning?" So we did that instead.

Best Idea Ever.

It was a beautiful morning, and the water was still and mirror-like. We took way too many pictures of the view, and the trees & their reflections, but here is a taste of what a lovely paddle it was.

I had cleverly been saving all the crusts off the loaves of bread in the freezer, for just such an occasion. Elizabeth spent about half the journey feeding ducks, geese and swans - or just throwing chunks of bread into the water when there were no animals around. Whatever.

We saw lots of 'wildlife' starting with the letter "S":

Okay, so the swimmer was just a lady swimming, but seriously, she must be wild because there was no way that water temperature was anything above "very, very, very chilly".

Elizabeth also discovered the whistle attached to her PFD. It took her awhile to learn that you just have to blow into it, and instead did that hilarious "sing into the whistle and pretend it's what you're supposed to do" thing that little kids do for awhile. Turns out, Elizabeth doesn't love canoeing, but it's pretty fun.
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She sure loved singing "Row, Row, Row your Boat" a billion times, and even more so when she was the rower!!

Cheers to a fantastic Saturday in Cambridge!

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