They note that she is learning to read and write, and recently took her first canoe ride on a lake, an outing that thrilled her.
That canoe he paddles in Parks, that episode where Ron is a canoe, Nick Offerman built that canoe, for real!
Kalaj is the opposite of the narrator—brash, outspoken, adventurous, and canoe tipping—and they make an odd couple.
1550s, originally in a West Indian context, from Spanish canoa, a term used by Columbus, from Arawakan (Haiti) canaoua. Extended to rough-made or dugout boats generally. Early variants in English included cano, canow, canoa, etc., before spelling settled down c.1600.