Freshly blooming crocuses, squinting into the sunlight, wildebeests mating, and kids squirting water guns made today feel like the official start of spring, though it's still a couple weeks away. Elizabeth and I made the 18 km bike-trek from Delft to meet up with Twan (fellow kayak club member) and go for a short paddle in the canals near the clubhouse...
Bridget, Stijn, and I met up in Gent for a one-way paddle from outside the city to the city center, where we partook in typical Belgian activities like beer-drinking and french fry-munching. We paddled under ancient bridges, circumnavigated a moat around a castle, and broke into a canal house after Bridget jumped into the canal to save her phone... Read on :)
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