An afternoon on the Rappahannock was a very new experience for me. I am not usually a sporty person, and I had never rowed a canoe before Saturday. I don’t regret it, however. Time spent with friends is always time well spent in my book, and this was no exception. There was a bit of a storm in the middle, but that’s nature for you. Rowing did get a bit strenuous after a while, but I feel like I could really get into canoeing.
The weather was a bit hot, and the rain was a bit cold, but overall it was an enjoyable experience. I think the thing that really made the experience for me was the people that were there with me. From Brenna’s headstands to Naana nearly crashing into us four times, I was entertained for the whole afternoon. One of my favorite parts of the experience was the wildlife we saw. A green and great blue heron flew right by us, and it was honestly majestic.
Overall, this experience was just grand. I honestly didn’t mind the rain, and bonding with friends would’ve been worth it anyways.