On the morning of the 24th of may my friend Marc and myself decided that we were going to take our kayaks out onto the canal for a paddle and explore a new area! I headed over to his house and we loaded our kayaks onto the roofs of our cars.
We set of for the Basingstoke Canal Centre in Mytchett near Farnborough. There is a café and a small information centre dedicated entirely to the history of the Basingstoke Canal.
We had a quick look around the centre but before long our boats were off the cars and ready to be loaded into the canal!
We spent a few hours travelling up the canal and exploring old sunken boats before stopping on a little island area for a bite to eat. On the way back to the Canal Centre I somehow managed to fall out of my kayak twice…
But none the less I climbed back in and carried on! Before we knew it we were back at the canal centre. Luckilly I had taken a spare change of clothes. So I dried off and got changed before going back to Marc’s to chill in the hammock.