Find the Spirit of Adventure.
It’s never too late to try a new thing. Some people have never been canoeing and perhaps think that it’s too difficult to try. Perhaps they think they are too old. They are not. Paddling is easy if you obviously avoid white-water and huge distances across wind-swept lakes.
We’ve had several people canoeing with us that are over 80 years of age. As long as you can get in and out of the boat you’ll be fine, especially with a younger partner to put the work in where necessary whilst you enjoy yourself and take some photographs.
Learning how to canoe can be done at any age, and within a couple of hours on the water you will be paddling like an old hand and not zig-zagging down the river from bank to bank or tipping over at every opportunity.
After perhaps half–an-hour the stress of worrying about how to do it will be gone and you can enjoy the feeling of gliding over the world quietly.