|Outside the cabin: Ready to go, first thing tomorrow morning!|
So, are we less passionate about being on the water? No, I don't think so. As I write this, the boats are on the roof of the High Mobility Kayak Transport Vehicle, here at the cabin on Gabriola, and ready to launch first thing tomorrow morning. And really looking forward to that.
|And it was, indeed, a nice paddle around the "Flat Tops".|
(Photo added the next day)
The nasty achilles injury that has plagued for almost two years has now fully recovered - thanks to the treadmill, the iPod, and some (rare) common sense. (Been in this body for over 63 years and still learning that common sense trumps enthusiasm sometimes!) The right knee, that for six months had taken a lot of the fun out of trail running, is also significantly better. I'm positive that cycling has provided the exact kind of cross-training that was required. "Motion is lotion", the stiffness has gone and the full range of movement has returned. So we are running again, sensibly.
Lost some passion for kayaking? No. We're just finding that it has to take its place amongst some other passions. It's all part of the healthy and ongoing transitions that I truly believe our lives need to undergo to ensure we continue to explore and experience and discover new sources of meaning.
If this blog had suddenly morphed from a focus on paddling and self-propelled movement into "25 Ways to Improve Your Poker Game", my friend would have had reason for serious concern. So would Joan!
Everything is fine. There is balance. As the old philosopher said, "to everything there is a season". And most seasons can accommodate a wonderful variety of invigorating and health-filled activities that ensure we all continue to explore and experience - and grow. And variety is, indeed, a very spicy component to life!
At least, that's how I see it.
|Short cut through Silva Bay marina.|
|A perfect paddling day on Canada's "left" coast.|