Friday, May 10, 2013
Felt *so* good to wake up today. I've been looking forward to this completely schedule-free day for a couple of weeks. Time to Spark properly. Time to garden. Time to suntan. Bliss.
Woke up early without the benefit of the alarm. Gave thanks for the beauty of the perfect sunny morning. Got up, turned on the coffee, and did my customary walk from window to window, revelling in nature's beauty on all sides. When I got to the windows overlooking the lake, I noticed something strange floating a few hundred from shore. An escaped swim float? A dock? Got the binocs. Whoa! It was a rowboat. Empty, so far as I could tell.
Derelict? Escaped with the high water? Disaster? What now? Call 9-1-1? Too slow a process if there's been an accident. Best go check it out. Got dressed, put on the life jacket, grabbed a spare life jacket, launched the canoe. Paddled out to the floater, thanking God for calm water, praying to find nothing untoward.
Happily, it was a derelict. No identifying number. Probably floated off someone's beach with the spring high water. No use to me, but a more adventurous person might want to salvage it further down the lake. It was floating high, no worries that it would sink and become lake junk. It'll settle on someone's lakeshore at some point and they can have the satisfaction or frustration of dealing with it. This lake is 13 miles long and has many bays and promontories--the boat could have come from anywhere, including somewhere upstream on the river that feeds the lake--trying to find its owner is out of the question. Have to be content letting karma take this event to its appropriate conclusion.
So, an unusual start to the day, but whatthehell, whatthehell, an early morning paddle on a calm lake is a pretty spectacular way to do it : )
On another note, it's *so* good to have enough time to do more than log-in and Huddle on SparkPeople today. Over the past couple of weeks I've managed to read what all my SparkFriends are up to, but there just hasn't been time to contribute much. Looking forward to checking in to all my discussion threads today. Fun!