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, washrooms being sanitized often, and in other ways. 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, we are open and practicing social distancing out of love for for guests, 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 while paddling to get in shape. Your paddling season is here 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 warming and there’s less boat and airplane traffic …live in gratitude. See you all soon.