I have never paddled in a region where the sense of exposure was so deep. Or felt so good…
I spent a little time thinking about how flippantly I used to say things like ‘this sort of project is about how much you can do with how little.’ Oof. Well. I was correct. Fact is, the notions of safety and security are prohibitively heavy to carry along…yet, also extremely difficult to let go of.
I also spent a lot of time thinking about and practicing older methods of navigation. A lot to share there. When you get it right, the feelings of lightness and freedom are almost overwhelming. Indescribable. The barrier to entering that space is fear. Fear will ruin everything if you let it.
Looking forward to next summer. Loads more to learn.