Monday, May 7, 2012
That moon on Saturday night was spectacular. I took a bit of video from the boat. It was getting dark so the quality isn't great. I had rowed back to my boat from the host boat's party. And I watched as that super moon rose in the sky.
I had a nice time at the party, although rowing against the tide to get to the host boat was something else. I had hoped that those people who had motor powered dinghies would stop by and give me a lift. But I could see that wasn't going to happen.
I had rowed our dog to shore which seemed like it was about a mile away, come back to the boat, caught my breath, and for a few minutes thought about not going to the party. I was late and going to have to row against the tide again to get to the party. The idea of isolating was strong. What I heard was, "No one will miss you. They are having a good time. You are always the odd man out."
But what I did was discard the negative thoughts, got in the dinghy and rowed as hard as I could to get to the other boat.
A number of people were taking photos as I rowed over. I tossed a fellow my painter line, clambered on board and had a great time. A few folks commented that I was "hard core". We talked about boats, super moons, and the places we have been. I met some new folks who were super nice. And when it was time to leave, several people asked if I needed a tow back to my boat. I would be going with the strong tide, so declined their offer telling them to come get me though if I over shot my boat!
I was glad to be off the ocean. After rowing the dog to shore, I cooked some snow crab legs, sat on deck, watching the moon rise and listening to the wind. I had gotten in at the right time. The tide was coming in, the wind was picking up, and I was dead tired.
This was another adventure. My wife was glad to hear from me. She knew that I was okay because she knows the boat is sturdy and capable. I'm glad that I didn't miss out on seeing that moon shining on the water. And I'm glad that those negative thoughts that come to me can be supplanted by a positive action.