There is something about "rivers" that is so special.
For one thing, your path is determined and you just go with the flow or you can go against the flow . On past long canoe trips it was so peaceful at times to let the current drift you along silent reaches . No need to plan or think as the path was determined.So peaceful.
Our river trip had its moments of course -storms,fuel,anchor drift. But in general the river took us along and we enjoyed the journey