Are there things you would like to try but you are afraid or don’t think you have the time? Sometimes it’s good to set out into the unknown and discover what adventure awaits. The sun had yet to arise as I put my kayak into the bayou that chilly morning. I was a bit nervous because it was dark and cold and I hadn’t been this way before. I wanted to be out on the water to capture the sunrise on camera.
It’s certainly quiet and peaceful that time of morning on the water and maybe a bit eerie at the same time. I was excited though to step beyond everyday life to try something I’d never done before. I think it’s easy to come up with excuses about things deep down we’d really like to try. There can be many excuses: it’s too cold, too early, too meaningless. It’s time to stop making excuses about what we really want to try.
The adventure was well worth it as I paddled the maze of sea grass in upper Escambia Bay. It was so beautiful to see the sun rise through the sea grass and trees along the bayou. Getting sunrise pictures on a kayak is a bit challenging because of the low light. When there is low light it’s best to use a tripod and have no motion. Yet, I was able to get a few nice pictures.
After the sunrise, I was exploring the different pathways that weaved through that portion of the bay. I was startled by a sound of something large breaking the surface of the water. I was excited to discover I was not alone. A family of dolphins were swimming along. There is something frightful yet exciting about making these discoveries.
Being alone in the outdoors also provides a time to reflect upon life as well as time to plan and pray. I cherish those moments. On this particular day, I really felt the Father speaking to my heart about things. I went away encouraged and when I left I felt I’d been given a treasure.
Go explore! Go try something you may feel a bit nervous about but really desire to try. Do more than just think and talk about those adventures you would like to go on. Set out on your own adventures and feel free to share them.
I’d like to hear about your adventures soon.