We had been guiding canoe trips for years. And we took certain routes because we felt they offered the adventures we had promised our customers. Mark our partner helped create new routes and was constantly coming up with new ideas that were appealing to both our other guides as well as our customers.
One of Mark’s innovations was to include night travels on those perfect evenings when the moon was full and the night sky cloudless. To sit around a campfire at night is peaceful and meditative but to travel at night safely was sensory awaking and confidence building.
Traveling at night you hear the beavers working, the swirls of your paddle as you poke it in the still water, as well as, the sound of the canoe gliding through the water. Your vision adjusts to the darkness and a whole new trip unfolds and you begin to realize that by getting out of your comfort zone you have awakened the opportunity to discover new wonders.
We believe that accepting the challenge of the night paddle contributed to building the confidence of both our guides as well as our customers.
What do you think? Have you had a similar experience?