Thanks to Sophie Powell for the photo and for arranging the informal paddle around Desborough Island, in Walton-on-Thames, last night. It was great fun to hang out with the guys from the ‘Surrey Canoe Club’ – despite the fact that this photo reminds me of a pod of hippos and Florio and I are the ‘Beach Master’ (‘big daddy’ hippo from Hippo Beach) in our Ally canoe!
It was great practice though, to be on the River Thames, in our Ally Canoe…after our meandering paddles along the gentle back waters of the Wey Navgation. We even got in a bit of wave-surfing in the wake of a bigger boat. Actually, it was more akin to a ripple on the surface of the water, compared to what we might run across on the River Gambia – particularly when we near the mouth of the river, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean – when we are on our River Gambia Expedition 2012
More canoe shenanigans coming soon!
The Florios x
To find out more about the River Gambia Expedition and how you can get involved, check out Florio (Jason) on YouTube