dimanche, septembre 04, 2011

kayaking to dinner

 (please excuse the bad  pictures, my cell phone camera doesn't do well when I'm moving and trying to take a picture at the same time! Didn't want to take my big camera on the water so you'll get the idea...)

One of our friends invited us to join them and their friends/family on an outing last night. After a summer of fairly crappy weather it turned out to be a hot and beautiful day Friday so we had high hopes for Saturday evening. The skies finally cleared and a nice warm September sun came out when we hit the water and kayaked 17km downstream.

We saw cows.
 The view from the river, in the winter this river floods the surrounding wetlands.
 The sun setting behind us.
 We arrived at our destination about 2 hours later just as the sun was getting low in the sky. Apparently this auberge and the surrounding houses used to be a port in the wetlands back in the day...
 It was the most amazing still evening, not a poil de vent, not a wisp of wind and the sun was warm and toasty as we enjoyed a rosé apératif as we watched the sun set.
 Then we moved on over to the auberge and had a nice tasty meal.
The best part? They came and picked up the kayaks and so we didn't have to paddle back at midnight when we finally finished eating dinner! That and today it is now pouring buckets outside, torrential rain I tell you! Lucky us, it was a wonderful way to start the weekend :)

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