A normal Sunday run to the local lake turned into a new experience.
It was just the two of us, meandering around the lake in the boat. After a while we pulled into the shallows to get in the water, cool off, and walk around a bit. We got over to see the tree that has been laying in the water for years that we carve in, and before we made it all the way back to the boat, the wind started gusting. It took about a minute and a half for almost all of the boats parked on the sandbar to pull away, after which a good number of them headed for the dock.
Ten minutes earlier we had looked up at the sky, and of course saw plenty of clouds, after all what part of the country this June hasn't been cloudy and rainy more often than not! So when the wind came up it wasn't a shock, and we weren't about to let it deter us from enjoying the day a while longer. We got a few drops of rain but nothing to write home about and to keep from getting too windblown, we put up the front half of the camper shell, and just floated around for a couple more hours as we talked to other boaters and relaxed. Getting to use the camper shell is always fun, especially since we've only needed it a few times, and never so close to home. It was a unexpected new experience and always so cozy in our own enclosed little world.
Turned out to be a fun and relaxing day, and many of the other boaters out that day didn't let the wind stop them from tubing and having a good time. Cheers to all of you awesome fellow boaters! "May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face"!