...Here's why I don't really want to take my Boat For My Potplants out on the river...
(There! I've said it. I admit it. I'm a cowardy custard. I didn't want to face up to my demons, but my shrink said it would help me if I did. Only kiddin' about the shrink, but the rest is true)
Reason 1: The river is tidal, and the spring tides are only high enough for long enough occasionally
Reason 2: I need at least one other person with me, and most people are busy with their own lives
Reason 3: Going out and coming back into my tight space, against the tide and wind isn't easy
Reason 4: I'm often away at work when the tide is actually high enough
Reason 5: I do NOT want to hit my neighbour's boat
Reason 6: What if the motor cuts out like it has done previously?
Reason 7: Undoing and redoing the lines is a right old pullava
Reason 8: I'm lazy (very slightly)
Reason 9: I'm lacking confidence (very much)
Reason 10: I am a Cowardy Custard
BUT - I have come up with a solution to help me get out on that lovely, beckoning river...
My brainwave hit me between the eyes, and I can't wait to put it into practice. All will be revealed soon.