Well it had to happen one day, and yesterday was it.
The wind was gusting nicely, temperature good for December, so I decided to slip into my wetsuit and take to the Grand Union Canal with my Kayak. Being a seasoned Kayaker I shrugged off any thought of placing my electronic devices in a 'dry bag' - phone, fitbit, etc; silly man! I successfully launched 'Iechyd da' (Welsh for 'good health) and shook out my 42" sail which immediately filled with a dishy bit of wind. I should have released the sail when the next gust came; it proved far too severe and I capsized. Unfortunately, this meant that everything in my non-waterproof bag was 'baptised'. Fortunately, this story does have a good ending: I dried my mobile as well as I could and then cocooned it in a warm place overnight. This morning it works a treat and is cleaner too! Friends say, I am daft and very fortunate; I am sure thay are right, We ignore even conventional wisdom at our peril. God said many times, He sent Jesus as a saving gift and one not to be ignored, or rejected, but embraced and cherished - this Christmas and during 2017, don't do that. I wish you all a Happy and safe one.