NEWTS #5: Canoeing

Yes, canoeing. I told you my challenges would get more interesting. I went all out this week and decided to make the most of my time in Norwich by going canoeing.

The swans who now hate me.

I went with my cousins, sisters and friends. The six of us got into pairs, hiring out three canoes overall. I was a little nervous getting into the boat because it was wobblier than I would have liked. The guy helping us in was friendly though, and reassured me.

My face. I would also just like to point out that I am not and will never be great at taking selfies because I don’t particularly like them. (I can, however, appreciate the perfect selfie here and there on others)

The scenery from the river we were canoeing along was beautiful. It was so serene and the colours were so natural. Canoeing is fun but also very tiring on the arms. I had to take a break every few strokes with the ore.

So peaceful. I creeped myself out when I tried to look deeply into the water though. Water plants are disturbing.

We nearly crashed into boats, we went through an insect-infested bush and we nearly toppled over in our canoe. We also canoed right into a massive flock of swans as we raced back (not sure if flock is the right word here, but google failed me. So blame google, not me). That wasn’t terrifying at all for me, sitting in the front…


I don’t have much else to say about this experience, apart from the fact that I would do it again. I would maybe however pick a different partner to pair up with as most of the above was due to him (no offence Taiyo).



2 Comments Add yours

  1. meetmeinnevada says:

    That looks fun! I would be nervous about taking my cellphone on the boat lol. I’m not much of a selfie taker either, but hey it still looks good even thought you didn’t even try


    1. Haha it was fun, you should do it sometime ! I didn’t want to take my phone on the boat either but I really wanted some pictures – I was super super careful aha . Thanks 🙂

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