A Paddle to the Cafe, River Soar
Written by Maria V
Sunday 21st May 2023
“On trips like this, the coffee tastes richer, the cake is more delicious, and the mind discovers new and surprisingly effective healing paths.”
What an amazing trip this was... After some great introductory sessions at the club, it was time to try a slightly longer paddle. Neil proposed the Paddle to the Café as it would be a little longer than the usual sessions but within a new paddlers' abilities.
It turned out to be one of the best days on the water so far!
Perfect weather conditions, fantastic scenery, beautiful wildlife and above all great company. There were some challenging moments for those of us with fears and anxieties associated with being in the water, and yet we all went safely and triumphantly through the weirs thanks to the patience, persistence, and experience of our leaders.
I really want to call them guardian angels here - feel free to call me sentimental. A few of us should have fallen in as the laws of physics would predict, and yet no one did.
On trips like this, the coffee tastes richer, the cake is more delicious, and the mind discovers new and surprisingly effective healing paths.
Thank you to Neil, for organising. I confess I am now properly hooked on paddling!