Tuesday, 26 June 2012

LIFE: Row Row Row Your Boat


On Saturday we took a trip back to Kensington Metropark to hire a rowing boat to get out onto Kent Lake. After my panics of getting into the boat [hate how it wobbles and moves and slides when you're stepping in] so much so that I clung onto the sides for dear life for the first couple of minutes it was rather a lot of fun. Joe rowed us out for an hour and a half across to one of the quiet bays, around an island and back into the dock. With it being another bright sunny day here in south east Michigan the reflections on the waters surface were amazing and luckily my camera was playing game in letting me capture some of it.

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  1. As I look out at the grey and dismal street I live on, how I long to be in that rowing boat!

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    1. I certainly want to go back and being on the lake there was a nice natural breeze going on which heated with the heat!

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  2. I would love to do this one day! It looks so romantic (can't you tell I'm obsessed with The Notebook) it sounds like the perfect day xxx

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    1. It does have a romantic feel to it and it was a lot of fun. Although we had near misses bumping into other people and it was rather busy on the lake too!

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  3. Messing about in a boat - such a gorgeous way to spend a little time! :-) (Also I'm slightly keen on the Notebook much like Alice!)

    Jem xXx

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    1. There was so many different boats to hire too. Joe want's to hire a kayak next time - that seems far far too close to the water for my liking!

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  4. I am so jelly that you got to go boating! I live in the most landlocked place ever, so even though I am scared of drowning, I totally want to be out by the water just to cool off!

    Great shots, as usual, Rachael!

    ♥ laura
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    1. Ah seriously I was so scared about the drowning bit - especially when getting into and out of the boat. I've never gone rowing before ever and yeah, I was having a mild panicky session! Growing up in the UK you're never more then say 2 hours from the sea, so moving to Michigan although we have lakes I feel landlocked!

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  5. I agree with what Louise said, it's dismal here. I'd kill for some leisurely splashing about right now! x

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    1. Its always so humid here - we have huge rain showers but they never seem to clear the air!

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  6. These images are gorgeous! Great work! Looks like it was a lovely, relaxing day. :)

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    1. It really was relaxing although a little warm!

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  7. I went rowing last week and felt exactly the same about climbing in too. Your photos are beautiful too

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    1. The climbing in is the worse part isn't it?! Hate how it wobbles!

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  8. Oh wow, I wish I lived near there...hello heaven!

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    1. I wish we lived a little closer so we could get there more often too!

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  9. Aww this post reminds me of Sweden! We spent summers in boats on the lake. Although I couldn't do it now because I'm terrified of deep water! Looks like such a fun day though :) Photos are great!

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    1. I stupidly read a map with the depth of the lake in places - up to 30 feet which we were happily rowing over. Yeah that didn't help my nerves!

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  10. Omg this looks so fun !
    I have always wanted to go out on a boat like this !


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  11. This looks so fun, would love to do something like this if only we had the weather!

    Zara
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    1. British weather sucks doesn't it?!

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  12. oooh, that looks like so much fun!

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    1. Although the rowing seemed like hard work in the heat!

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  13. Oh what fun!!! I love the photo of you sweet.
    What a perfect day.
    Love v

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    1. aw thank you v! was much fun splashing around!

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  14. Amazing pictures! This made me want to get out of the office today so much, preferably on to some water haha =)
    xx

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    1. I can totally imagine. Michigan is one of the Great Lake states so there's so many lakes around here - lucky people get to live right on the shore line and have their own jetty - how good would that be?!

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  15. Looks really fun ... I've only ever been rowing on a tiny little lake and it gets a bit boring going round in circles! This looks way better :-) xx

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  16. Oh my! What a lovely outing. The photos you took are beautiful :] I really want to go out on a boat right now, haha.

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  17. Sounds like a wonderful outing. I think I would be a bit hesitant of the rocking at first too :)

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  18. lovely photos!
    I love rowing, my boyfriends garden luckily backs on to a river so we're always on it :)
    Rosie xo
    A Pocketful of Rosie

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  19. What gorgeous photos!
    I've just given you a follow and look forward to seeing your adventures :-)

    Lucy x

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  20. haha, I don't even think I'd be able to get into the boat with it wobbling :P Lovely photos as always.

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    Lucy
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  21. What a fantastic way to spend an afternoon! I sure love going on the Thames! xoxo

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