I have owned my boat (the same one) for over 25 years and in that 25 years I have come to realize there is much more to boating than just having a boat.
Yes, the boating season here in Canada is much shorter than many places South of us. But the waters of Georgian Bay are renowned worldwide for their pristine beauty and clarity.
But my big realization is that, without boating, I would have missed out on meeting so many great people and making so many fantastic friends. Even after some get out of boating, those friendships remain.
It is true that face to face contact over the winter months is oftentimes rare, but we all wait anxiously for Spring so we can head off to our favourite spots and meet again.
For me, Boating is all about friendship!:)