“Kayaking is something you’re gonna do in between swimming.” So said my Coast-to-Coast kayaking instructor as we sat perched on the banks of the Rangitikei River. Kind of left me speechless, which is an odd feeling for me. I guess she was none too impressed as she watched my disco-hips sway in a rather tippy race boat our first day out. Surely I’d get the hang of it? “You own and run a business Davey. You’re so used to saying ‘Do this’, and it just gets done. That doesn’t cut it out here on the rapids.”
A direct comparison for me nowadays would be, “Building a Unimog camper is something you’re gonna do in between ripping your hair out.” You just can’t say ‘Do this’ and have it materialise.