It's all part of life's rich pattern, Grumps. We are all so old now that we can bask in the sun like the lizards we are.
As for river crossings, I would remind all Challengers that I have declared a Fatwa on Crocs. They are a Fashion Abomination. Better to wear Innov8s and move straight through the water, la la. Day of Goretex? Pouf, says I . . .