Just wanted to give a quick blog about an event that happened to me this past weekend. I decided Saturday that I needed to go Get Wet!! So I went for a paddle out at my favorite close to home spot- Veterans Park and Bay Pines Area!! I had absolutely wonderful weather on Sat. with what I like to call San Diego Day- for those of you who have been there you know what I’m talkin ’bout! For those that haven’t- Sunny/light breeze and 76 to 80 degree temps. Just about all year ’round!
Anyway, while I was on my way back in I noticed a SeaDoo, Yes a JET SKIER! Apparently having lost power being pushed across the sandbars by a couple. I turned around to see if I could offer them some help. When I paddled up the couple was very nice and said they had just purchased the water vehicle in question and could not get it to re-start after shutting down!
I asked them if they needed a tow to their boat, they said that was great. But was I sure I could pull a full size SeaDoo- & 2 ADULTS! NO PROBLEM. I said. I then pulled out my trusty Lotus Designs Tow Rope and clipped it to the Jet Ski; then tightened the belt around my waist. WE WERE OFF AND TOWING!!!! We were not going to win any races, (actually we were limping in.) but I was reminded of the story of The Tortoise and the Hare. For the sake of this story we will call it a Sea Turtle!! SLOW & STEADY wins the RACE.
I ended up pulling them 3/4 of the way until a nice young couple came by on another SeaDoo- and finished out the last 200 yards to their boat!! THANK YOU KIND PEOPLE!!!!
When I paddled up to get my tow line, the couple I had just helped wanted to pay me something for helping them out. Even though I really could use some money right now, COULDN’T WE ALL. I explained to them that this was just something I had to DO, There are times in life when JUST BEING NICE NEEDS TO BE DONE! So remember when your out on the water and you see someone who needs help-DO IT!! It just might be YOU the next time who NEEDS THE HELP!!
Glad I could be of SERVICE!!
Sea Turtle Sean