This has definitely been the best alphabet date so far, and we will definitely be back at this place again.
For K, we went Kayaking! We found a place in north cave near hull with the East Yorkshire Canoe Club, were it is £6 on a Saturday morning for 2 hours. BARGAIN!
We arrived a bit nervous because we didn’t know anyone, but straight away everyone was so friendly! All the coaches there are volunteers and more than happy to help. A lovely lady gave us our equipment and helped us into our boats and even gave us some string so we could tie my go pro onto my life jacket! We got in our boats and someone pushed us into the water and we were off!
When they asked if we had ever kayaked before, we politely said ‘no we’re beginners’ because you know we haven’t been kayaking in a while and we’re not exactly pros but it all came back to us when we were on the water! We were in the beginners group and we did quite well! Going in straight lines and spinning around properly and learning how to stop. It was great fun.
Our faces lit up though when one coach mentioned he was going to get the paddle boards out! HOW EXCITING! Me and Shannon jumped at the chance! We got them out and was soon standing up and paddling. My go pro had ran out of battery so they kindly filmed us for a bit to put it on Facebook. Unfortunately the filmed the part where Dan the coach pushed us both in the water!
After this we were trying headstands and handstands, and between the three of us we completed the first ever three person pyramid on two paddle boards at north cave! WE HAD SO MUCH FUN!
We will definitely be back at north cave soon. I haven’t had so much fun in a while! We then got in the car with soaking wet, lake water covered hair and drove home, behind some annoyingly slow cars going 30mph in a 60mph zone!
Now it’s time to get ready to party tonight!
ROLL ON NOVEMBER!
Today we embarked on our first alphabet ‘date’, just to reiterate, we’re both straight, these are friend dates, even though people may question that! For A we went to aqua aerobics. What a laugh! It started off by the nice instructor asking us if we have any injuries which we replied no, even though shannon had to hobble in Armley Leisure Centre due to a gymnastics injury, good start. We took our place nearer the deep end which was also a mistake because you can’t squat in the deep end without partially drowning yourself in the process. But all was going well; exercising in a place where the sweat is disguised and no sports bra is needed, we were free.
After about half an hour it started to get tedious, doing the same moves, until the best thing ever happened…THE WATER NOODLES. I’ve never seen so many grannies get excited over long snake like things in my life (careful!), but in all honesty it took me straight back to my childhood. Sitting on them, standing on them and pretending to surf, laying on them and relaxing, it was fab. It was such a good addition to the class because it made it less boring and it actually made it a lot harder! Pushing a water noodle around in water feels like a weight!
The music started pumping out Rick Astley and Madonna, and we were floating around on water noodles…life couldn’t get much better. Time went by quickly after this and it was soon over, sadly. We got a shower, dried off and travelled back to shannons for pizza waffles (if you haven’t tried pizza waffles then you’re missing out!).
We would recommend anyone to try water aerobics, it was so funny and we will definitely be going back another day. It didn’t feel that strenuous but I’m pretty sure my bum muscles hurt a little bit, so that’s a bonus!
Time for more planning for November now!
Myself (Hayley) and Shannon, are in the process of planning a travelling trip for the whole of November! We have booked some hostels and a flight already and we are super excited! We wanted to start this blog to let you guys know our crazy adventures on the trip and to give our reasons why we booked certain hostels/trips.
We will also be able to look back at this blog to remember the amazing times we’ve had and all the f*** ups we make too, because knowing us two, nothing will go perfectly to plan! The plan so far is Oslo, Gothenburg, Malmo, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Berlin, Warsaw and Krakow…and we still have more to book!
We hope you enjoy reading our blog and we hope you join us on our adventure through the planning stages and the actual trip itself.
Bring on November!