Sunday, May 18, 2014

This Weekend We-- Summer of the Boats

This weekend we declared this summer Summer of the Boats. I plan to do my best to get invited on as many boats as humanly possible.

For the past two years, Steve and Christina have been trying to get me on their Boston Whaler. I had it in my mind that I didn't really like boating, that boating wasn't something I did

I was wrong. Very wrong. I, in fact, love boating. And I have a lot of lost time to make up. The bay was too choppy, so we cruised up the river and saw ospreys, a bald eagle, and a mama duck with more ducklings than I can ever remember seeing.

The kids were all in Ocracoke with my mom. It was strange to be completely childless, to ride around on boats without any responsibilities. I suspect, though, that I'll enjoy boat rides with my sidekicks even more because, really, I like seeing things through their eyes even more than my own.


So now I have to weasel my way on to more boats. I have a whole list of people to go endear myself to. I better get on that.

8 comments:

  1. Boat rides are the best! I grew up on the lake. Going on a boat ride instantly puts me at ease. So glad that you loved it! I hope you spend most of your summer on a boat mama!!

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    1. I was afraid being on a boat would actually make me anxious. Not so. I'm dumb.

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  2. Please make sure you tell all the boaters that there IS a disclaimer which states that you may bring Carrie along on boat rides at any time and she is great at boat parties. Let me know when Tom draws up the documents in case I need to sign anything.

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  3. i love the idea of a summer of boats! what could be better? :)

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    1. Beer on said boat, that could be better.

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  4. That's a great title for a summer - and a lovely selection of photos and different types of watery destinations. There is something about them, isn't there!

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    1. Thanks, Alexa. I have always loved being by the water--- this will be the summer I get on it.

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