”Whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off—then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can,” Herman Melville’s narrator declares in Moby Dick.
Being beside water is always and has always been associated with being calm and relaxed. Scientists are forever telling us that blue space is good for stress. In 2018 a study from Hong Kong showed that people who regularly visited lakes, rivers, canals or oceans reported greater well being than those who didn’t. *
As well as improving your mental health, a boating holiday can improve your strength! It takes a bit of strength to push those locks open!