Four family groups took part in an Oaklands Centre canoe camping expedition over a weekend in May. Glorious weather helped to make this a most memorable trip for all participants. From the sea into the mountains and back the Dysynni River did not disappoint. The canoes were packed to the gunnels with tepees, fire making equipment, food, sleeping bags……………
Open canoe skills were developed on the ascent and descent and quickly the steering and travelling strokes were mastered. The valley is wide and relatively sheltered, the shallow water felt warm to the touch. Idyllic!
New friends, travelling by canoe, open fire cooking, toasted marshmallows, and a night under canvas, can it get any better than this?
‘It’s been the best weekend ever’
‘A great adventure’
‘We’ll definitely do the next course, the whole family participated and really enjoyed the weekend, fantastic!’
If you would like to take part in an Oaklands canoeing course or a family weekend, contact the Centre: