Monday, January 12, 2009

The road less travelled

The powerful motor throbbed, the rope bobbed around in the choppy water, stretched and became taught, the speed boat facing frontward looked like a monster, the pilot looked backward and shouted " are you sure you want to do this".

"Absolutely" I shouted.....the 25o hp motor growled, the front of the big boat lifted towards the sky and surged forward....the rope as taught as a bow string discarded water droplets like a WWF wrestler throwing aside apponents, and I, holding the grip surged out of the water like the loch ness monster.

I WAS WATER SKIING. Wow what a feeling. The water hard underfoot, very bumpy but supportive pulled me like a rocket up the river. Once I had my balance I started planing from side to side....the thrill and the adrenaline rush were something else.

I didn't fall, I didn't injure myself but I did conquer another mountain. Some might say foolish, I say "I'm not on this planet to hide in the closet."

My vacation was fantastic. I arrived at the beach which nearly ended my life. Stood, looked out at the point where I fell.......and felt.......NOTHING. Not a thing. It's only water I realised.

I have to admit though...every day I looked longily at the guys riding the break out past the point. Gliding silently along the face of the wave up and down, and felt envious...yes I did...but
it's one of those things I have to let go of. I havn't quite got to that point yet but I will.

To ALL my friends, hope you all had a fantastic time, I'm back and looking forward to my best year ever.

Carlos, congratulations my friend on your blog...I wish you all success.


Carlos said...

You really have the gift of story-telling. I could almost see everything you wrote. I think the adventurer will always have a place within. Glad you are back.

dougal said...

Thank you my friend it feels good to be back.

My 1-2-3 Fat Loss Solution said...

glad to have you back Dougal looking forward to your uplifting and stimulating posts.

Mike Groom said...

Dougal, great to see you back mate! I was just wondering about you. Hope you had a great month. Sounds like you have been having a great time mate. I love reading your stories. I look forward to hearing more about your adventures.

dougal said...

D, Mike, hey guys, good to see you again...thanks for popping in. Looking forward to a fantastic year.