Monday, September 23, 2013
The Season Winds Down
The older you get the faster the summers go by. Ask anyone over 50 living in Canada and all would agree with that statement. The boating season here on Georgian Bay is pretty much a wrap. We are going to try and get one more trip in this week to anchor out as we have a window of sun and low wind days coming up. Albeit the nights will be chilly and the water is border line swimmable. October 4th the boat gets hauled and into winter storage it goes. It makes me sad just to think about it. In a few months time as winter sets in I will be wishing so bad that I had not taken a few more trips this past summer or stretched that extra trip on Thanksgiving weekend ignoring the obligatory turkey dinners.
Robert N. Rose once wisely said, “Ships are the nearest thing to dreams that hands have ever made”. Boating is a magical thing that reenergizes the soul. For me the winter can only be made bearable by including a few southern boat shows and at least one cruise to somewhere hot for a dose of sun and sand. Logically or perhaps illogically ... we would be heading south on the boat for the winter – but alas work and family obligations always seem to get in the way. I’m always thinking maybe next year. My New Years resolution is already carved in stone – take more time off work and do some extended cruising next summer.