It is an understatement that we are still currently living in unprecedented times, and public area rules and regulations are changing for the better by the day. We are all experiencing a situation that none of us ever anticipated or were fully prepared for and no one will come away unaffected by it. Health experts are instructing us to distance ourselves from one another (no hugs will be hard for Dave), and to keep disinfecting hands and surfaces. We can do this easily being an outdoor business, with markings on the ground for lining up, and disinfecting boats, paddles and lifejackets between uses. As paddlers, we have been practicing social distancing while paddling on-water forever.completely necessary, but they are certainly unfamiliar, and uncomfortable to us as social paddling beings.
As paddlers and social beings, how do we walk the fine line between safety, social responsibility, and not going crazy by worrying all the time and staying in the house, all the while lacking fresh air and exercise?
Well presently, our docks are getting close to being fully moved into their secured summer location and we’ll let you know as soon as that happens. We expect that to be done by the beginning of June. We will also let you know when our pontoon boat gets put back in the water to access Island storage, as marinas are now getting opened up to the public.
By staying closer to home, and moving about with social distancing, we act out of love for strangers, the more vulnerable, as well as family and friends. It’s a great time to reach out and help others in any way we can, to take stock of what we appreciate about paddling, and plan personal paddling goals including the best exercises to help get into shape before paddling. Your paddling season is coming soon and though gyms may not open for quite a while, paddling is wonderful physically, socially, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Keep safe and know we care about you all. The water is slowly warming and will still be there awaiting you in June. See you all soon