In an Instagram posted Monday, Jennifer Garner admitted that she and her eldest daughter Violet ran into some navigation issues on a kayaking trip.
The photograph shows a silhouette of Garner and her daughter paddling together on the calm waters with the beautiful pink and yellow sunset in the background. In her caption, Garner prefaced the mild disaster with “On a pre-middle school sneak away with my eldest…” and what happened next is a question and answer session.
The 46-year-old actress and her oldest child jetted off to Stockholm, Sweden, to spend some time together before Violet begins middle school in the fall. While there, the mother-daughter duo took a beautiful kayak ride that went a bit off course.
“Did I get us lost in a kayak? Yes,” she writes.
On a pre-middle-school sneak away with my eldest… Did I get us lost in a kayak? Yes. Did we paddle as hard as we could for 100 hours and end up in a shipping lane? I’m afraid so. 😬 Did we have to be rescued? Yup. #thesunsetwasabigupside #shenevercomplained #thankyoumattias #welovedyousweden 🇸🇪 . . . 📸: Mattias from @langholmenkajak
Violet, who is the oldest of three children Garner has with ex-husband Ben Affleck, was a trooper throughout the ordeal, as Garner hashtagged the post with #shenevercomplained.
The mishap was good practice for Garner’s role in her upcoming 2019 HBO series, “Camping,” in which she plays one half of a married couple who go on an outdoor trip that goes awry.
Garner took a grateful selfie with a man named Mattias from the kayak rental company, Langholmen Kayak, who rescued them before things really got scary.
Mattias, one of the champions of the Långholmen kajak team, got a call from Jennifer Garner one evening. She was lost on the waters of Stockholm with her daughter in one of our double kayaks. Mattias got into a kayak of his own and started searching for them. Fortunately he found them not too far away and was able to guide them back to our rental. Quite an adventure! 😃👏🏼 Thank you @jennifer.garner for your visit, we hope to see you soon again! ❤️