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If I Had Waited for the Tide to Rise

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.
   Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!                     ~~Goethe
If I had waited for the tide to rise I would not have had to trudge through mud with my kayak in tow, fearing I would disappear deep into the cold mushy blackness beneath.
I admit there was a sinking suspicion.
Had I waited things might have been different. 
My feet would have stayed clean, dry and warm. 
The kayak would have glided smoothly across the water rather than getting stuck several times, forcing me to drag it through the mud to deeper depths.
Kayaks do not require deep water to float but any less than six or so inches is too shallow a depth. Boats gets stuck when water is too shallow.
It would have been easy to wait. The tide would come in as expected and deeper waters would have allowed me to easily launch.
But I have always been impatient. I wanted to be out on the water on this January 1 morning that was sunny and uncommonly warm. I wanted it -…