Making and sailing boats along the Loddon

Last Sunday, perfect weather for boat making bought a bigger crowd to the project. During the day there were 3 groups who learned how to use grass (collected from the walking trail) to make boats. Grass was cobbled (stitched) and wrapped using colourful wool into boat shapes and then wax was painted on the bottom to encourage sea worthiness! A perfect rapid was located and we dropped boats into the Loddon River and watched them shoot down the rapid into a pool below and gradually beach themselves on the bank. A very enjoyable day with a lovely sense of community, creativity and fun.

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