I see them at the marina. At the bar. At the local restaurants.
All around the country, they're always there.
Those boaters who never leave the dock.
I always wondered to myself...
in a rather judgey way...
What's the point of having a boat if you never leave the dock with it?
|Hiding out from another rainy day with the Tour de France|
Now I get it.
If the boat doesn't move, you don't know what's wrong with it.
Nothing is broken.
For the moment.
Until you put her in gear.
Take her out of the slip.
Try to do actual boat stuff.
That's when you discover what is broken.
She's not really dead until you crack the seal and see for yourself.
Until then she's both alive and dead at the same time.
|The marina shoreline on a warm foggy morning|
So for now, Minerva is running perfectly.
We're afraid to leave the dock.
|Another squally week makes for spectacular sunrises|