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What rocked the boat

© Penny Gadd

What’s the best memory you have of the trip?

He pondered for a while, his eyes gazing away and suddenly sparkling. A smile timidly spread across his face.

The boat ride across the river”.

He paused, breathed in the emotion and continued: “I didn’t think it would be anything mind-blowing, but I decided to go along anyway, given it was a must-do sightseeing. The water was far from clean, so we were all extra careful about potentially falling in”. He laughed.

We saw an alligator crawl in a few metres away. But that wasn’t what changed me. It was she…

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18 thoughts on “What rocked the boat

  1. Sounds like the beginning of a love story.

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  2. Arrgh! How could you leave us hanging like that? Well done!


  3. You painted a lovely tale … Stay Safe 😷
    Isadora 😎

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  4. Beautiful and poetic story, MC.

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  5. You can’t stop there!! Who???

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  6. Too much about the boat trip and not anything about the company. I guess he just blew it.

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  7. There’s a lot in this story to think about. Knowing that the river is poluted, doing the sight-seeing anyway, seeing the creatures that have to live there, and that doesn’t change him…

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  8. His sight-seeing gave him more to see than he expected.

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  9. Ah, I sense a tale of young love perhaps? Well done.

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