Father's Day Canoe Trip

On Father's Day this year, my stepmom and brother came up with the brilliant idea to go on a family canoe trip on the Ipswich river (on Northshore in MA). I think you can tell if you read my blog, I am not the most outdoors-y... lol...but I was up for the challenge, and gorgeous weather was in the forecast.

Let me tell you, the 3 1/2 hour trip was hard! My arms & shoulders worked like they hadn't in a long time. I have to admit my team (my Dad and I) had a rough going, hitting the side/bushes a few too many times...it took Dad a bit to understand how to steer us. :) 

We bought 2 disposable cameras and documented it all.
(if you notice here, my hands are raised in sheer happiness and victory to be done lol)


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29 comments:

  1. Definitely looks tiring, but also how rewarding. What a great trip!
    xo
    Alexa

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  2. Hehe - gotta love any pose that demonstrate happiness. Looks like you had a lot of fun!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  3. how fun! what a cool idea. the pics are beautiful.

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  4. Happy times! I love canoeing but you're right, it is really hard. In high school, we were required to learn canoeing because we were one of 3 high schools on a river. It was awesome.

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  5. that looks like SO much fun! your dad must have been thrilled.

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  6. Looks and sounds like so much fun. Awesome pics..hope you all had a blast!

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  7. I bet your dad loved this! Great idea to bring disposable cameras :)

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  8. wow that must have been some experience! i've never been on a canoe trip, that is going on my bucket list. ;)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  9. such a fun experience, im sure your dad loved it!

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  10. What a perfect Fathers day!!!!! How fun and hilarious, good for u for going for it. I like the ruffage too, looks swampy and foresty- an interesting combo.

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  11. I see the raised arms of in that photo. But the fact you did the whole trip is fantastic.

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  12. What a great idea for a Father's Day outing, I love getting active with my family but I SUCK at canoeing lol. I can never steer it right and end up going in circles. Kayaking I can do though. Glad you had a fun trip, love the pics, the weather does look fabulous.

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  13. this looks sooo fun!! i want to do this sometime! i can imagine after 3 hours how sore your arms must have been though!

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  14. Looks like an interesting change of pace! We went kayaking in Hawaii and it was tons of fun!

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  15. that looks SO FUN and like such a perfect activity for fathers day!

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  16. I've never been canoeing, it seems so hard! So smart to bring disposable cameras along to take pics though!

    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

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  17. Your trip sounds really fun, and such a great way to spend time with your family!
    I haven't been in a canoe in years.

    Chic on the Cheap

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  18. This look like it was such a great time. I love these calming photos of beautiful nature in the background.

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  19. Oh wow! This reminds me of when I went canoeing for a school trip in middle school. OUCH. I was so sore! Lol.
    It might have been painful and tiring, but it looks like it was a great way to spend time with your family!

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  20. I love this...must have been a great bonding experience.

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  21. That looks like such fun! And yes, canoeing is hard! The Mr. and I went on a much longer than expected canoe trip in France a few years ago. The river was slow, and didn't help us at all. I though that my arms were gonna fall off! :) Have a happy 4th!

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  22. This looks like so much fun! My boyfriend and I are going to rent Kayaks on the Charles. Considering it's in Cambridge, I can't imagine it will be quite as outdoorsy, but it should be a good time. :)

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  23. Looks like such a lovely trip :) xx

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  24. love that idea! Even though I cried on my last kayak outing because the wind was blowing me to shore and i could not control it!

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  25. Sounds like so much fun, and perfect for summer! Hahaha your poor dad, I'm glad he got the hang out it ;) I miss using disposable cameras, these pictures turned out wonderful :D

    xoxo Maria

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