We don’t need fancy Christmas gifts at our house. A diaper box and a cardboard tube for a mast, “wind” provided by Mommy and Daddy, and there are hours of entertainment.
Of course, not all moments in a boat are agreeable. Boredom seizes you after seeing the same waters repeatedly. There can be storms; capsizing is always a fear.
But mostly it is an adventure. Especially when the “wind” dies down and you’re told to grab your shovel and paddle.