I got up and filled a travel mug with coffee, a perfect idea if I do say so myself. I was half bundled in a hoodie as the temperature was 45! Yikes! So with flip flops and a hoodie, coffee and a camera, off I went in search in of some lovely sunrise photos.
This kayak has been a thing of wonder. I have spent so many wonderful hours in it, out by myself and out with friends as well. It has been a vehicle in which to carry my camera and a device in which I have found my peace. I have found that the freedom of being alone in a kayak has been an experience that I find to be unequaled. I love the altered point of view that I have, encountering things that I never would have otherwise...
I use my summer to recharge my batteries for the next school year, and this summer I have discovered that I need to do something else. There are lingering effects and lessons from the breaking of the elbows and also from the Lymes that I had last summer. The effects of course are minor physical limitations that I am in the process of overcoming. The lesson centers directly around the idea of living in the now and living how you want.
I love to travel, I needed to get on an airplane, I wanted to be able to go on a mini-vacation when I needed one, and this summer has been one of truly making the most of my time. I had a week here and there of decompress and reboot. Some days where I did almost nothing other than what I had to. I did what I NEEDED, not what I should have done, virtually every day.
And I have some really awesome photos as a bonus!