In fact this could have been me and the wife funnily enough:
“THE WATER ROUTE
Tucked away in the forests that span the border between Belarus and Poland is the most placid of waterways. A couple of canoeists paddle east towards the border, the evening sun behind them”
We went canoeing on Crzna river in Poland. Never really done it before so was absolutely fucked. Had to do it for 6 hours in piping sun. Some of it was in woodland but mostly in open reedland and field. I looked like Alan Brazil when we finished.
Theres a section of the river where you can go left (to Belarus) or right (to Augustow canal) we were so fucked we paddled down the left but realised in time and had to paddled double hard against the current to take the right route.
When we finished we were absolutely spent, face mask of sunbaked salt from sweat. Bloke was less than impressed we were two hours late. Beautiful part of the world like. Will post photos.