It seems like we’re often so busy rushing about, trying to get the “most” out of life, that we miss out on the delightful little details around us.
The folks in the boat above, for instance, didn’t seem to notice the Black oystercatcher as they sped by. I’m not judging them – I’ve been in the same metaphorical boat myself, way too many times. But this was one occasion when I was grateful to be in the slow lane.
I was in my stubby little kayak – a craft which, even when I paddle hard, seldom exceeds 3 knots (about walking speed on land). Moving along the shore at such a tortoise pace allowed me to spot the oystercatcher – one of many little details that made that day on the water a very special one for me.
Click here for my earlier post about Black oystercatchers and why these lovely little birds always make me chuckle.