Yesterday I did it. I plopped Stinky in the drinky. It was 70. And even though it was around 3ish, I had to work all morning on calls and work related stuff. I got the her in the water and she ran like a dream. Her new carb is the fix. No issues. Running around the creek and water all alone with my son. I can not imagine a better thing. And yet.
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Well I learned an interesting thing. And maybe it’s one of the gifts of this situation we are all in for the first time in all our lives.
It wasn’t all that fun!!!! I wanted it to be, I desperately wanted it to be. And yet. Ehh? What was this? A new feeling, of no feeling, and then it hit me. WoodyBoating is a social thing. Part of the fun and energy is knowing others are out there with you. The human interaction of a small wave. The possibility you might run into a pal. The opportunity to go eat lunch or dinner. Your , my boats are cool, but they are just vehicles to move us to be with each other.
We are obsessed with the boats here on WoodyBoater, we like to love on them, look at them, ride In them. But together is the key to happiness. And that is clear as day now to me. Try it. Be honest with your emotions, I am. And there is the issue with boating now.
Our natural tendency will be to gather, to talk even at a distance. And thats when crap happens. COVID19 doesn’t care if you miss your pals, your boat, your life patterns. Social distancing is the ONLY thing right now keeping this under control. It is the bitter pill that we all must take. And its not cheap. But its all we have. We need you safe, we need you to be able to be out there healthy, because it’s not the same without you.