Just as I feel ready to return to blogging, I’m heading off on a five-day kayaking trip. If you’re looking for me, I’ll be paddling the calm waters of Johnstone Strait. I’ll be looking for the orcas that frequent the area, close as it is to the rubbing beaches of Robson Bight. If they swim close by, as they often do, I’ll be tapping (frantically!) on my kayak so that they’ll know where I am. I’m told there are humpback whales in the area this year too, so I’ll be keeping an eye out for them as well. Paddling with whales, I’ll definitely be outside my comfort zone. But it’s a place I need to be from time to time.
I’ll be paddling this year with my sister, who has kayaked in this area a number of times. This is the sister who for fun competes in triathlons and in an event called MOMAR. The Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race is an event in which one kayaks, mountain bikes and runs trails. It makes me tired just to think about it! Anyway, I’ll be with my sister, and I hope I can keep up!
I’ll be out kayaking. I’ll be breathing in the briny scent of sea air, floating with the rhythms of the waves, feeling the cool ocean breeze against my skin. I’ll be out of my comfort zone and absolutely in my element.
See you in a week or so!
What do you do to get outside your comfort zone?