I often find in the hectic world of technology and social media that it’s hard to make time for those that you love most. I know, watching a family movie is lovely and having a roast dinner on a Sunday feels like quality time; and it is of course BUT sometimes, it takes doing something completely different and unusual to actually reconnect.
Last weekend, as part of my Mum’s birthday treat – my Dad hired a canal boat for the day!! It was SO FUN. We decided to get a boat out on the River Lea which is a beautiful River in the South East of England as opposed to a canal as it;s a little more scenic.
We set off with a packed lunch including bacon, bread and tea bags (ofc) as there was a little kitchenette in the galley of the boat (cue lots of bacon sandwich eating and tea guzzling).
The boat was an adorable little vessel called ‘Mr Otter’ and I think it was enough to hold 8 people if I remember rightly but to be honest it wouldn’t have been big enough for that. Another bigger boat went past at one point with a group of late twenty years old drinking champagne which gave me an idea for a different day out for a birthday!
It was such a fun experience- learning how to drive the boat (super easy by the way, I managed it haha), and opening/closing locks and just taking in the scenery. Being in the outdoors definitely makes everyone happier and my family and I had an amazing time!
Let me know if you’ve ever done anything different for a fun day out- I’d love to know!!
Enjoy the pictures!