Another weekend and another opportunity to go outside, enjoy the summer sun and do something new! Remember how I was trying to prove in my recent post that there’s actually a lot of interesting activities in Canberra? So, this is another point to that.
I have seen different kinds of boats on the Lake Burley-Griffin but it never crossed my mind that I will be interested in boarding on one until I read about In The Taratory’s post about kayaking. I immediately asked my friends if they are interested and after agreeing to wake up earlier than usual one weekend, we were on our way for our first ever kayaking here in Canberra.
It’s not really a long way. From our dormitory, we cycled for about 30-45 minutes. It would have been shorter if I didn’t lead them to the wrong direction haha! We reached the Acton Ferry Terminal where the ACT Boat Hire is located at around 9:30am. I have to admit I was really nervous because I’ve never done it before plus my fear of deep waters and images of boats flipping over didn’t help either. The friendly lady assured us that it won’t be dangerous and that we would definitely have a good experience especially the weather was great that day.
This is my second to the last weekend here in Canberra before I leave for my 6-month fieldwork so I’m maximizing my weekends by spending time with friends and exploring more activities near my university.
I will definitely kayak on Lake Burley Griffin again when I return here in Canberra next year. And I’m proud to have conquered my fears.
Oh Canberra, I will miss you!