A risk-averse child with a handicap, I much preferred being in the water to dry land.
My slender, athletic husband, who took long bike rides and climbed mountains, much preferred terra firma.
We found our common ground on top of the water, where we have been paddling together since 1980. Buying our first kayaks in 1995 changed our perspective. Now we travel the world to see it from the seat of a kayak.