Today a valiant paper boat met a cruel fate under the watchful eyes (and camera) of its maker.
In a departure from our normal cycling adventures we spent today fulfilling one of our other pressing social outings, namely Explore a Suburb Day. For those of you who don’t know Explore a Suburb Day (ESD) is a social institution where one makes their way to a suburb that they’ve never visited before, drinks coffee, eats yummy food then wanders around aimlessly.
Today’s suburb as Ashgrove which is about 8km north-west of the Brisbane CBD. Following a highly successful stage one (which involved hamburgers and lime milkshakes) we started walking down hill hoping to find a creek with a walking track to follow. The creek having been located successfully we found a bridge over the fast flowing water, after watching leaves, twigs and branches float past the topic of paper boats inevitably arose and Clare suggested that I wouldn’t be able to make a boat out of newspaper and float it down the creek. How wrong she was.
The newspaper boat made a swift start down the creek, narrowly avoiding the banks, submerged obstacles and marauding ducks only to meet an untimely end at a weir.
And then the little boat met its sad fate running off the edge of a weir.