Today, the weather forecast stated that althought the day was very cloudy, There was only a 30% chance of rain. It was hot and humid, so logically even though it’s not sunny, it’s still a good way to cool off and have some fun with my son.
So I thought “hmmm, this is almost the middle of the week, we’ll go wave running early, beating the crowd (which should be less than typical since it looks like it might rain).” I thought what a great idea!!!
Well, my idea worked a little too well. Hardly anyone was out on the lake at all (I think I counted… maybe 5 boats). It was eerie! It kind of felt like the lake was closed and we were intruders that shouldn’t have been there. With the clouds darkening the day, I expected a lot of bug to be over the lake, but luckily they weren’t!
So, as I claimed once we were in the water… We owned the lake that day! But you know what? It wasn’t as fun as I thought it would be.
The following are the Reasons that our time was less than optimal:
- The lack of sunlight made it feel very strange!
- The lake was so calm, there weren’t any waves to jump over and ride on. This is half of the fun of wave running.
- No people watching (albeit a brief encounter at best on the wave runners anyway, but still…).
- Kind of lame experience, like singing in the shower… Nice but not like singing in front of other people (not that I can sing, blah).
It’s funny, how the almost total lack of people made wave running such a so so experience. Surprisingly, a lot of things in life are similar to my experience with wave running and nobody being there.
Was it worth it? Yeah, but it could have been better!
What do you think? Have you planned something, then with the lack of background noise or other people, realized the experience wasn’t quite a good as with that noise or people?