National Canoe Day

This holiday is always held on June 26. National Canoe Day is today. Summer has arrived, and it is a perfect time for a canoe ride. Take a canoe out on your favorite waterway, and enjoy the peace and serenity. And, get a little healthy exercise along the way. Canoes have been around for thousands of years, and have been used by countless cultures. It is believed the first canoes were made and used by the Carib Indians of the Caribbean. They carved out logs, and used the canoes to travel between islands. The word canoe originates from the word “kenu” in their native language. Celebrating this day is a real pleasure. Simply go out in a canoe onto a lake or stream. Take a leisurely ride, and enjoy the scenery. Don’t rush… take your time. You’ll  return calm and relaxed after a memorable experience.

Safety first! Make sure to wear an approved life jacket while out on the water. This writer is here today, because I had a life jacket on when our canoe tipped over in a fast running creek. Today’s Quote: “I never feel more alone than when I’m trying to put sunscreen on my back and no on e is around.” – – Jimmy Kimmel


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