Boat Trip!

Boat Trip!

My friends and I enjoy going on dumb adventures, and our latest escapade was pretty dumb! We purchased 3 dinghys with the idea of riding the River Aire for a day in a nice relaxing trip…

Well relaxing it wasn’t! Awesome it was though. Turns out boating on the river isn’t allowed because of private fishing areas, so we took to the Leeds Liverpool canal instead – this obviously led to alot more rowing and I’m aching all over a day later.
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The journey took about 6 hours and was a distance of 5.45 miles. Including breaks, Swan attacks and the fact we were rowing into the wind I think we did ok for a first attempt. The boats Steve and bought had really flimsy oars too, and we broke quite a few – I had to get a tow for the final 200 metres from Dave after breaking my final oar(cheers man :)). Most importantly though, none of us sank or fell in!

A selection of pics from our grand adventure below!

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Oh, and I can’t mention boats without this…

 

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6 Comments

  1. 01/05/2011
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    Looks like you have a fab time. Should imagine some of you were quite lobster pink afterwards

    • 03/05/2011
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      Hah yeah I was a little red, but not as burned as I thought I’d be! Was great fun apart from all the oar breakage 🙂

  2. 01/05/2011
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    There is going to be some serious sunburn in there … 🙂 And Mr Coe looks exhausted 😉

    • 03/05/2011
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      I bet he was just acting for the camera, Dave and Steve were powerhouses! It was me lagging far far behind 🙂

    • 11/05/2011
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      Why thankyou! That means alot coming from someone as talented as yourself 🙂 I was pleasantly surprised with how these pictures came out as they were taken with my old Lumix point-and-click. I was too scared to take any quality equipment with me in case I sank!

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