There is something special about Found Time. Time is something easy to waste. I often lose track of time, but this weekend, I was fortunate enough to have found time.
I was supposed to be volunteering at the Fall Colours Marathon in Ottawa, however the email from the organizer to volunteer Saturday for a Sunday race meant that I had suddenly found myself with a free morning. I had the gift of found time, to do anything that pleased me! The weather was too perfect to waste. We were right in the middle of a brilliant Indian summer – gorgeous sunny days with summer like temperatures. That was it – kayak loaded and camera in the dry bag – I was off to paddle in Wakefield.
The beauty of found time is that it comes with no expectations. Just enjoy! As life gets so crazy busy and planning becomes a four letter word, it was so wonderful to just get out on the water, float along, watching life around me wake up! The only other people on the river when I arrived were two fishermen. The river was mine. As I paddled south, activity along the river started to come alive – I watched a family load their seaplane before taking off for their weekend adventure, other boats started to arrive, both canoes and kayaks, as families and friends got out to enjoy the day.
The fall colours are out. They are becoming more vibrant every day. It was a perfect morning to relax.
I found a rock platform in the sun to sit on, pulled out my notebook and contemplated time.
Before you knew it, and far too quickly, my found time came to an end…..time to paddle home and start the Thanksgiving long weekend.
What do you do with found time?
Where do you go to contemplate?
Here are a few more photos from my morning of found time.