Issac Walton says it perfectly when he quotes an old Spanish Proverb that says; “rivers were made for wise men to contemplate and for fools to pass by without consideration.”
“The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it”. – Chinese Philosopher
I have found the opposite is true. Tandem canoeing has at least for Brenda and I been a great barometer for our long term success in marriage.
The canoe literally and figuratively, forces two people to work together through some very challenging circumstances. White water, “sweepers”, log jams and situations can really bring a couple together and help you handle other difficult water in life as well.
A trip on a fast moving river can present in a single day challenges and opportunities that a couple might otherwise only experience over a lifetime.
How two people interact under such circumstances says a lot about their compatibility both on and off the water.
Two people can become one as they work their way down a stream bound together by a sixteen foot canoe and one common destiny.
The Colorado River in Topock Gorge
This is an 11 mile float trip that eventually takes you
to a “take out” just above Lake Havasu.