Whodda Thunk It…at our Age!


Reading all these adventure travels that the 20-somethings and 30-somethings are enjoying, I thought I would take a moment to share a 50s- and 60s-something adventure. Yeah, a bit more sedate that bunging jumping, perhaps…..

In our family we celebrate Golden Birthdays in a special way. So the year he turned 13, as his birthday is October 13 Sam got to pick the destination for the family trip that next summer.  As we planned the trip to Nova Scotia, I came across a bed and breakfast on the Atlantic coast that offered sea kayaking trips.

Graham was skeptical.  Like me, he had canoed as a Scout, but admittedly, that was more than a few years before. So one realistic concern was about our physical reaction to the new kind of exercise.  I always pack advil.  The other concern was about the temperature of the water, and when I talked to  Scott at Coastal Adventures I was told that the Gulf Stream current actually keeps the water temperature fairly pleasant. (Compared to the Bay of Fundy rafting trip we took, I can attest to that!)  So, Graham swallowed his concerns, we shared a tandem kayak and managed not to strain any muscles, and we all had a great time with a good story to tell.

We enjoyed it so much, the next summer when we visited the Eastern Shore of the Delmarva Peninsular (DELaware-MAryland-VirginiA) I was excited to find another bed and breakfast that offered sea kayaking tours of Chesapeake Bay. It was a calm water trip so we each managed our own kayak.

Blue Photo-Weekly Challenge-the only thing that would have made this better was if the kayak was also blue.

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8 Responses to Whodda Thunk It…at our Age!

  1. Gunta says:

    What an adventure! As for the color of the kayak… I think having that spot of bright color just makes the rest of the blue pop out. (IMHO, of course!)

  2. Your photo challenge gave me the topic! Thanks. What’s for tomorrow? LOL

  3. Gunta says:

    It’s not MY photo challenge. WordPress runs a weekly challenge, but they screwed up this week when they didn’t post the usual challenge on Friday. Some enterprising soul started another one on her own (Reflections)…. then WP came up with the “official” one (Blue) yesterday. Whatever, it’s fun, but I certainly don’t want to be doing it daily.

  4. Dubrovniklady says:

    Dubrovnik offers some great kayaking trips also. Anytime you want to make a return trip here, just let me know.

  5. Sounds like a plan!!!

  6. Yay for travels of the over 50 sector! And thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

  7. Yeah…we can do stuff! Just not as FAST. LOL

  8. Ah,..slow but sure….;)

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