Out & About On The Water

Last Wednesday I gave you a little peak in to my children’s new hobby.  This picture may give it away:

They have taken up kayaking.  They were pushing and pushing to do it last summer and I said no as I did not feel their swimming was strong enough.  Over the winter they have been going to the free swims that are held for a hour at our local pool every Saturday & Sunday and week days during school holidays.  All local children are entitled to this free swim time.

A few weeks ago they joined the kayaking group for a couple of sessions in the pool before they hit the sea a couple of weeks ago.  I had not been feeling well and as my Dad was here, he took them but I haven’t downloaded the photos he took yet.  The following week I deemed the weather not suitable.  So glad I did as the sea was very rough and apparently they spent a lot of time out of the Kayaks until all going home early.  Last week they went to the Estuary.

The girl in the red kayak:

And The Boy in the blue kayak:

Have a feeling this may turn out expensive.

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  1. 24th May 2014 / 8:46 am

    This is something I really want to try out this summer (note, water temperature is key here!!). We don’t have the sea to play in locally, but loads of rivers/canals. I’m very envious of the free swim lessons, mine have swum since babies and are far more confident than I am in the water, tbh as a parent I don’t think I could ever relax around water if they weren’t strong swimmers! #countrykids

    • Candace
      24th May 2014 / 9:01 am

      The free swimming lessons are amazing. i was shocked when we came here. It was £4 for a standard swim lessons were even any more.

  2. Dean of Little Steps
    24th May 2014 / 9:16 am

    Wow, this looks like loads of fun! Wouldn’t mind trying this one out. My husband has joined our local gig racing club and he’s been trying to convince me to join the Ladies. But I think I prefer this than gig-rowing! #CountryKids.

  3. 24th May 2014 / 4:43 pm

    This is actually the sport that I want my son to go into as his Dad is a keen kayaker. We are just waiting for the weather to get better and they will try this. Thanks for sharing photos and videos as I really love for him to try this and this made me want him to try it more =) #CountryKids

  4. 24th May 2014 / 8:35 pm

    That’s fantastic! If you live by the sea, you might as well make the most of it and enjoy it 🙂

  5. 25th May 2014 / 9:53 pm

    Wow, looks great. I’d love to try it again, having done some as a teen back at Woodcraft folk and field trips. We don’t have much water by us – just the reservoir/sailing club.

  6. 26th May 2014 / 12:35 am

    Cool. Looks like they’re really enjoying it.

  7. 26th May 2014 / 12:27 pm

    My little Brother and I used to go kayaking as kids and it was always brilliant. Looks like your two are having a fantastic time!! 😀

  8. 26th May 2014 / 10:00 pm

    Brilliant hobby! Great to build confidence and at a young age. Would love to see more adventures!

  9. 27th May 2014 / 7:35 pm

    Looks like they had great fun. My daughter learnt kayaking with the scouts last year, but I’m not a fan of water (can’t swim!) #letkidsbekids

  10. 28th May 2014 / 8:50 am

    Such a good hobby to get into – they look like they are having so much fun 🙂

  11. 30th May 2014 / 12:31 pm

    Oh wow Candace what fun, they are just loving it too. So great to see those smiley faces and the location looks beautiful too (mind you it is lovely your way!). I tried kayaking once and capsized myself so they should be very proud, as I’m sure you are too! Thanks for sharing with #whatsthestory

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