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Reminiscing my younger days growing up enjoying water recreational activities

water recreational activities 1I grew up close to a huge river. The river was a major part of the community. The river provided the people with lots of fish all year round and it was a main conduit for ships and boats which brought commodities from upriver and down river. The river was the easiest and cheapest way of getting to the city which was a few miles via the river but many miles if one went by road. This is because one had to go round a steep rocky hill that stood between us and the city.

The river was not only a hub for economic activities. It was also a center for recreational activities. As little kids, we often went swimming in places where the river spread out and the waters close to the banks were slow enough to swim in. We had a favorite spot where the river curved outwards and created a deep pool. Here the river bank had a steep rock from which we would jump from and dive deep into the waters of the river.

When we were older, our fascination turned from swimming and diving to sailing on the river. We would sail in canoes and take trips to the nearby towns where we would go flirting with girls in the neighboring areas.

Rowing competitions were a major feature on the rivers and this was a great favorite for me. There was an annual rowing competition that was arranged in the region and it was a greatly anticipated time. This was a time that brought together many communities that lived along the river. It was also a time when young men could become stars in the community.

I was in a team alongside three other boys whom we had grown up together. One of the boys had a father who had given him a canoe which we used to train and for our girl foraging escapades. We did a lot of training and come the annual festivals we always performed quite well. We participated in a total of five competitions from when I was about sixteen. The best position we were able to attain in the competitions was coming in seventh.

As an adult, having moved away from my ancestral home and settling in a new country, I greatly miss my sailing adventures. To make up, I usually go for kayaking trips in a nearby kayaking resort. I also have a home rowing machine in my house. The rowing machine gives a perfect simulation of the real rowing experience.

The rowing machine in my home works by using water resistance and I love the sound it makes since it provides a realistic feel that rolls back the years and helps me remember my younger days rowing with my mates.

The indoor rowing machine is not only fun but I have found it to be an excellent appliance for working out. Using the indoor rowing machine every now and then has helped me maintain great physical shape. Unlike other men my age, I do not have any weight management problems.