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“All that I’m after is a life full of laughter..”
These sweet Summer days are quickly drifting away. It had been a while since we headed up to Andrew’s family cottage, but the August Civic holiday was the perfect time to revisit, and cottage country was the perfect way to spend our 2nd last Canadian long weekend.
I’ve been coming to his beautiful space in the Kawartha lakes region with Andrew since we were teenagers. My how things change, and those carefree times and late night to early morning bon fires of our youth have become S’more-making messes galore and teaching our kids everything outdoorsy – learning to fish, water safety and appreciating nature. Kids breath a new dimension of life into this already soul-reviving setting. By the lake, life is simpler, worries are lighter and the kids embrace the adventure and wonder of the outdoors. But…they still need supervision, not yet able to roam free, so we were pretty excited to try out a new activity and water toy all of us could enjoy together – the Wateraft.
The kids were so eager to try this out the minute we arrived, so the simple set up of the Wateraft was a great feature and done in minutes. It wasn’t heavy at all, and Andrew was able to set it up by himself. It is a large product when rolled up, so ensure adequate cargo space in your vehicle or use proper roof-mounting straps to secure it during transport. Once unrolled, we used the tether kit enclosed and anchored it a safe distance away from the dock.
The second it was ready to ride, we all hit the water and the Wateraft provided endless fun for all ages – even Grandpa got on! It’s just as sturdy as you’ve heard, held all four kids at a time, and was so easy to hop back on if you fell off.
Momfession – I’m not a big fan of swimming in the lake (seeing Jaws as a kid kinda did a number on me) or the feel of lake bottom. But I love doing life with my kids, letting loose and having fun with them, and let me tell you, trying to hold my own on the raft was the perfect way to do so. And an amazing work out! The older boys got a kick out of trying to knock me off! Ha!
Keeping the kids quiet in the (very dreadfully) early mornings at the cottage while the kid-less family sleeps is always a bit challenging, but heading out on the Wateraft was a great new option to have. The weather wasn’t spectacular over the weekend – a bit cool – but the kids didn’t even notice. Keeping your balance and moving about on the raft is such great physical activity and kept their body temps (and energy!) up on this chilly morning.
We love having this new water toy become a part of many lasting memories at our favourite place on the lake, and think your gang will love it too. Endless Summer fun awaits!
Wateraft is a Canadian (yay!), family-run company. The product comes in various sizes to suit your lifestyle. We tried the Junior size (6ft x 15ft) and found it was perfectly suitable for our large family. Priced at $539 CDN, it’s an investment in non-stop family fun at the beach or cottage!
Check out Wateraft’s great line up of products at Wateraft.ca
Cheers to a fabulous rest of your Summer making memories and staying active with the people that matter most!