Today a friend that lives just down the road gave the kids a bit of a canoeing lesson.  He used to spend his summers taking kids on canoe camp outs, so had lots of great tips to share and the all essential equipment, like a canoe!  (It’s a little hard to go canoeing without one.)  We headed off to a beautiful reservoir a short walk from our house. The younger ones really appreciated the chance to be in a boat as it isn’t something they get to do very often and the older kids were grateful to have finally navigated to the rendezvous point…..they took the scenic root 🙂

It’s great to have such wonderful neighbours!  Afterwards the fun continued with swimming back at our house and a friendly game of Risk.