Its surprising how well a little boat can carry you over big waves. Sure, it would be much easier if what you're sitting in is bigger than a bailing bucket. However, you can still ride the waves if you just relax a bit, whistle a tune and go with the tides. Prayer helps too. And for God's sake, don't forget the oars or you'll be out there floating around forever. Sometimes you need to get your feet planted on solid ground. Sometimes it takes a bit of rowing to reach the shore.
Don't you just love this little boat? What character!