Slice of Life Day 30 of 31: Journeys (my March theme)
On my childhood home of St. Simons Island, Georgia, occasionally visits include pleasant paddles through the marshes of Glynn County with my brother, husband, and dad. Gould’s Inlet is our favorite kayaking off the coast of St. Simons for all of its pristine beauty and abundant wildlife. Pleasant all depends on the season, the weather, and the tides.
And the compadres.
Knowing the tides and knowing the marshes, though, is key. Embarking on the course requires a guide – one who knows as well as the back of his hand the markers, the turns, the shortcuts, the quickest way back to shore from any given point.
Recognizing patterns is important along the journey. They indicate when to bail, when to paddle on.
Plans and preparations, too, are critical. Having enough (water, sunscreen, sunglasses, paddle, whistle, life vest, dog) but not too much is essential.
As in life. Sometimes we bail, but always we paddle on.
You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them.