|Kat ready for action|
Yesterday we took some canoes out on the Dordogne, paddling from Carsac to Cenac. Kat and I shared a Canadian open canoe while the boys had a kayak each. We launched off with me at the rear of the canoe; this position is responsible for steering. Not a good decision and not a good start when I started paddling up river in the wrong direction. After a few circles we swapped positions and thereafter made good progress.
|me before I was demoted to the front of the canoe|
It was a delightful voyage, not too many people on the river and just enough white water to make it mildly exciting. (The water level was very low and yet it seems like only yesterday canoes had been banned because the levels were so high and dangerous.) The scenery was spectacular, even though we have seen it many times before. Floating under the sheer cliffs with the Chateau de Montfort clinging to the top is always a ‘wow’ moment.
|Chateau de Montfort|
Three hours later we arrived back at Cenac and had lunch by the river. All that paddling had made me ravenous.
|dragonfly taking a ride on the canoe|