Mae's Real Stories

Memories for Miriam, Alice, Theo, Delia, Tessa and anyone else who would like to be here

Sunday, July 29, 2007


Canoe Trip

This morning we went down the Huron River in a canoe. We had fun looking at the river banks, and we saw some nice water birds, including a big heron on a dead tree. Lenny knows a lot about how to paddle and steer a canoe, and could go under narrow bridges and up to docks very easily. Once, we had to "portage" the canoe, when we came to the end of a canal with a small dam where the water flowed down. This meant we lifted the canoe out of the water, carried it down a hill, and put it back in the water.

We went past many of the riverside walks and parks that we have often visited by walking, but this time, we were in the middle of the river, so things look somewhat different. Last summer we walked this way with Miriam, Alice, Evelyn, and Tom.

We rented the canoe from the Argo Canoe Livery, and we returned it downstream at a park. The man from the canoe livery promised to be waiting in a big van when we came to the dock. He loaded the canoe onto his trailer, and gave us a ride back to our car.

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