Canoeing at Lac Beauvert
This post was written on September 25, 2015 but never get to be published on my older blog because I had other more interesting posts back then, I think?
Amanda and I decided to go for canoeing on our very last day in Jasper. I was glad that we decided to go canoeing despite the crappy weather. It was the best way to end our summer together :)
Canoeing together was possible thanks to Amanda as she won 1 hour boat rental from her department. Both of us were reluctant to go for canoeing at first as we don't know how to swim. Yes, there are safety jackets but we can't help to think about every bad situation that may happen. Macam mana kalau bot terbalik? Macam mana kalau macam tu? Macam mana kalau macam ni? Paranoid much, eh? Dia punya takut tu sampat tak bawa DSLR or phone. Saya cuma bawa waterproof camera je.
The attendant at the boat house suggested canoeing to us because according to her, canoeing is easier than kayaking. Sangat sesuai dengan orang yang tiada pengalaman dan keyakinan macam kami ni.
Alhamdulillah, despite having minimal experience and zero confidence, we managed to row the boat. Tidaklah berpusing-pusing di tempat yang sama. In fact, we did better than we thought. We managed to go to different parts of Lac Beauvert. For your information, Lac Beauvert ni kira agak besar ya.
And the most important thing, bot kami tak terbalik! Alhamdulillah. Bot terbalik yang paling kami takut sebenarnya. Tak nak terjatuh masuk Lac Beauvert sebab air Lac Beauvert sangat sejuk! Dan, kami tak terlanggar tebing pun. Thanks to Amanda yang sangat pandai kawal direction.
About the view, subhanallah, subhanallah, subhanallah. Tengok Lac Beauvert ni hari-hari pun masih tetap akan jatuh hati. We got to witness perubahan warna air Lac Beauvert. Warna air Lac Beauvert ni akan berubah-ubah according to weather. Of course it's gonna look the prettiest when it's sunny. Tapi, bila cuaca suam-suam kuku, berawan je pun masih cantik.
I think Allah really wanted us to spend our last time together canoeing at Lac Beauvert. Sebabnya, elok je kami parked our boat, hujan pun turun mencurah-curah dari langit. Rasa bersyukur sangat-sangat sebab hujan turun lepas kami habis canoeing. Alhamdulillah. Kalau tak, mahu menangis gelabah dekat tengah tasik tu.
Moga punya peluang lagi untuk menjejakkan kaki ke Lac Beauvert dan Jasper pada masa hadapan. Maybe not as an employee at the hotel but as a visitor or a tourist. Insya Allah. May Allah ease.
Update in 2018: I had a chance to visit Lac Beauvert and Jasper for about 3 days last year :)