Do you know how God sends you signs, and then you up and ignore them? For example, I was canoeing with my family at Mohican yesterday, and the current took us under a tree which snatched my sunglasses off my head to forever be lost in the water. They were not super expensive glasses, but $14 is $14. It was then that I thought, hmmmm….I should secure my camera because, although it is waterproof, it does not float.
So, I took my precious camera and used the attached lanyard to connect it to my wrist. That lasted for about 5 minutes until I couldn’t stand rowing with a camera attached to my wrist anymore.
After all, I reasoned, I was in the “dry” boat. For the trip up to that point, I was in the crazy boy boat and underwent major torture getting great shots of my mean brother-in-laws splashing water at me. It was all worth it, though, to get “the shot”.
We had just taken a break and even took a group picture…a rare thing in our family. The losing the sunglasses incident happened about 2 minutes into the second part of our journey. About 15 minutes later, we were caught up in a current and before we even knew what was happening, the “dry boat” tipped us into the river and carried my camera off to who knows where. It was the only part of the river that was over my head, and it was the strongest current we encountered.
What can I say? Looking back it was pure stupidity on my part. Live and learn. I’m just as bummed about losing the photos as I am about losing the camera. I can say this, though…we had a blast! Wish I could share some pics!
R.I.P. my little teal waterproof wonder with an Achilles heel of non-floatability.