Tuesday, September 15, 2009

MAIDEN VOYAGE


Yesterday we finally took the boat out! It was a beautiful hot clear day, with gorgeous cobalt blue waves 4-6 ft. Perfect! I armed myself with seabands and bonine. We packed a lunch and sunscreen and set off around 8 am.
Boating was so much fun! ...but out on the open ocean is REALLY ROUGH...and today we are both sore, just from trying to keep our balance.
I am so NOT a boat person. But I tried real hard. Whenever I would get queasy I would try to think of something to divert attention from my unhappy stomach. Out of sight, out of mind.....
I even tried steering....please, I'm lucky I can drive a car! Ha!
We were out about 3 hours. We did not eat the lunch. I was happy to get back to dry land.
We did notice that the ocean was much calmer and silky the farther north we went. Next week we will go again, launching a bit farther north. It can only get better..... right?
Here's a silly video (the part where I glare at the "mean captain" has been edited out...LOL)

and a few pics....

...launching the boat

the Captain at the wheel....

the 1st Mate....

4 comments:

Joanne Huffman said...

After watching the video, I can see why your stomach felt queasy. Good luck next time; hope it's a smoother ride.

kathy mc said...

Beautiful boat, captain and passenger. Looks like a gorgeous day.

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful boat - great times! I am not able to pick up the video but your pictures sure are great!

seo specialist said...

A mind forever Voyaging through strange seas of thought with your love one's or anybody else. Just like this couple spending a time just to be with and acting as what they feel complete. Like the said of "Shak" All the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries.