Tuesday, March 30, 2010

On my own

Looking down into Middle Arm

Last Tuesday I paddled by myself between Avondale and Conception Harbour. It was a safe location with benign conditions. Paddling solo is not recommended and I certainly don't want to encourage the practice. I weighted the situation on the day and felt comfortable so I went.

There's something different about being out on my own, whether its in a kayak or even for a hike. Its not a thing about being self-sufficient. Its a time to be with my own thoughts, to reflect on things that need reflecting on, to feel grounded, to be happy and be on my own timetable.

We are social animals and I enjoy paddling with other people but every now and then I like to find out if I like my own company.

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