Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sailing, sailing on Bellingham Bay

Robert, captain of his sailboat
Yesterday Robert, Leo's dad, asked if I'd like to join the two of them on their sailboat for a little jaunt around Belllingham Bay. It has been years since I've been on a sailboat, so of course I said yes. We spent the afternoon tootling around in this 25-footer, with only one sail up, since it was pretty windy. We also got sprayed by the waves fairly often, enough for me to be covered with salt by the time we came back in. We cut it short because it was pretty rough out there, and we went off to Elizabeth Station (another place that Robert and Leo hang out other than Avellino's). Instead of coffee, the Station has really good beer.
My beer
While Robert and I enjoyed a beer, Leo drew pictures, drank water and ate a few pieces of licorice. It was really a lot of fun to be with them, especially since we had an adventure. Leo is only six and a half and is already learning to sail! My biggest worry was the fact that I knew there would be no, um, facilities on the small sailboat (and I was right), so when we headed back early I was kind of glad I wouldn't have to ask.
Robert, Leo, me
After such a good day, I am hoping that we'll get a chance to do some more sailing. We would have gone across to Chuckanut Bay but it was too windy and Robert really would have liked to have another sailor with him. Next time!
:-)

19 comments:

  1. how awesome! what a good crew you were with to boot! :)

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  2. Sounds like an exciting day. How fun. And, yeah, glad you go to shore before the need overtook you.

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  3. Love all of those smiles.
    And the fact that you weren't left hopping and jiggling on the sailboat.

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  4. What fun! and that Leo is such a cute kid! ; )

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  5. How fun! And look at how big little Leo is getting!

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  6. How exciting DJan !
    An adventure on the high seas.....I'm once again impressed :)
    ~Jo

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  7. What fun for you! Sounds like a good day with good friends! :)

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  8. Being on the prairie , I've only sailed twice. I can understand why you like the sailing adventure.the smile on your face says it all.

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  9. What fun! And looks like you had an excellent crew.

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  10. How sweet! What a fun thing to do with your coffee house friends. :) :)

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  11. Many people here have boats of one type or another and it seems to me that we are quite often on the water. There is nothing finer than sailing and feeling the fine splash of salt water on your face. What a fun day for you all and "Leo" sure is growing.

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  12. That always is a concern when we are traveling in Central America. The boats never have facilities! Well, glad it didn't stop your fun that day.

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  13. Leo is a little doll! This looks like tons of fun!

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  14. What fun and you certainly had great companions. Does Leo ever have a bad day:))? Next time be sure and squeeze your bladder dry before you leave. This is where guys have it all over us.

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  15. This makes my heart happy. One a great crew you all make.

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  16. When I saw the water in your pic on my sidebar I did a double take! Not your usual turf. How lucky for you to have such a lovely day at sea with a couple of cute guys :-) Hope you can do it again soon!
    xo jj

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  17. What a fun adventure. Ummm... I would have had a problem about finding facilities too. :- )

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