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A FAMILY OUTING: KAYAKING ON THE CRAC'H RIVER

  • Balade en kayak à la trinité sur mer © Morbihan Tourisme

     

  • Balade en kayak à la trinité sur mer © Morbihan Tourisme

     

  • Balade en kayak à la trinité sur mer © Morbihan Tourisme

     

One Wednesday in September, we had an encounter with nature. Not a minute to lose, everyone in the car, and off we went. Destination: la Trinité-sur-Mer! After a picnic, hungrily devoured at the port, we went to pontoon. It was 2 O'clock, and Julien, from Nautic Sports, was waiting for us near the boats which were oursfor the day: 3 two-seater kayaks. The children were very excited, but we needed to concentrate on the safety and river traffic rules. Each person was equipped with a lifejacket, goggles, and a cap Alittle balancing act later and we were sitting in our kayaks, in children the front, adults in the back. It was time to take our bearings and our first strokes, setting the pace for the jaunt.

After weaving between the boats that lined the docks, we passed under the majestic KerisperBridge and then we were on our way up the race of the Crac'h river. We were off for an afternoon on the river. We followed the meandering river, joyful and full of amazement. Everything was so quiet and relaxing. Away from noise, people and wind, we discovered new landscapes and savoured this family time. Look! A seagull pecked a head and soared off triumphantly. What do seagulls eat in fact? Everyone had a hypothesis until the answer stared us in the face: a small shoal of fish slipped past the side of the kayak and the boldest of themproudly somersaulted. Wow! The race was on... but nature took its course and we quickly lost track of them. What effort! It was time to take a break... not considering the boundless energy of the youngest family member. With the stroke of an oar, he took great pleasure in splashing his sister who did not intend to let it go. A few back and forths with saltwater and many laughs later we all ended up very wet! On that sunny day, the cooling water was not unpleasant!

To return to tranquillity, we decided to let the current bear us along, and admired the oyster farms peacefully. It was high tide, enough for us to float above the oyster beds. During our trip we discovered a bountiful river, where flora and faunathrive easily, away from the bustle of the city that we had yet to find. A return to port was indicated. Although this outing was a little packed and a tad physical, above all it was to reflect onunspoiled nature, accessible to anyone who wants a gentle approach. Any takers?