Friday, February 17, 2012

Winter Blahs - Waiting for Paddling Season to begin!

"O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?"
- Percy Shelley (1792-1822)

Percy Shelley (English Poet) wrote the above over 180 years ago as the last line... and one of the most memorable of his poem "Ode to the West Wind." It expresses the hopes and desires that while we sometimes struggle through the gloomy, cold, and bitter days of Winter... whether in our environment (seasons) or in our own lives... there is always the hope of better times ahead... both in the season (spring / summer) and in our lives too! biggrin

These sentiments hold true for me. Everyday, during these cold winter days... as I bustle about at the house... I see my two kayaks... sitting in the garage... and it reminds me of my times on the water... paddling and taking in everything that nature has to offer me!

Fellow paddlers may share and sympathize with me. Folks who don't paddle may not understand these feelings.

As a consequence... my blog has been "quiet" lately... because I am "impatiently" waiting for warmer weather... and looking forward to the "quieter" times paddling will bring for me.

Two months until paddling season resumes here in North Carolina.... and counting. I can't wait! See you soon on the water! cool

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  1. I know just how you feel! I hiked down the hill to the river today to see how things looked. It felt like spring but the piles of tidal ice blocking the launch said otherwise. We're making progress though!

    1. Yes! Spring is just around the corner with warmer air and water temperatures. I can't wait to get back out on the water soon. Thanks for your comment.


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