Originally Posted by BandB
Wifey B: Hubby bit me.
Since I was credited with biting her, here's mine. The answer is I don't know. I know we went to lakes and my father and uncle both had small fishing
boats and then, when I was around 12 I told my father we needed something faster to waterski. We went boat shopping
and ended up with a 17' Searay which he put in my name so if clients asked to use it he could say it was mine or some such story. Ultimately we used it a few times as family
but 95% I used it and he kept using his fishing
boat which a couple of years later he upgraded.
Being on the water, having that boat, were where I found myself happy. Sometimes with my cousin. Years later with a neighbor. Often alone. There was a feeling of freedom. Partly just it was not home. I spent all possible time on it. As I aged and started work
, I found out one thing and that was it didn't matter what was going on that if I was boating
in my face, it's as if it blew all other thoughts out of my head
for that time. In some ways, boating was the only time I was really a kid. I'm still a child at heart when it comes to boating.
I love boats, all types. All sizes, most speeds. I love our kayaks and paddleboards, our RIB's. At one time it was my place of escape then my wife and my special place. Today, it's where we gather with our friends/family, those so special to us. So many special moments while cruising. Then occasionally just the two of us still escape.
When people ask why I like being on the water so much, why I'll cruise
the country by water when it would be faster and cheaper by land, I just say it's something you feel. If you have to ask, then no way I can explain it.