Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sailing… On Water No Less…

Well, the girls and I made the trek back to West Van – did I mention that it was 66 km! No, the boat wasn’t quite ready – more like the boys weren’t quite ready. But after an hour or so we were finally off!

We headed off through a passage between the Islands of the Sunshine Coast and ended up docking at Plumper Cove on Keats Island. What a gorgeous space!

For you land-lubbers, sailing is really just having fun on the boat for a couple of hours (the sailing part), but a lot of Sailing is just like camping – although the trailer (sailboat) is REALLY small! After you dock or moor, you explore your surroundings. That’s the fun part for me…

Living quarters are a wee bit tight…

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We ran into other sailors with children, and they needed to explore each others’ boats.

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Cuddles with Gpa Boat

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Robynn sleeping on the quarter berth.

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Natasha and I in the main berth.

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Exploring the island (Plumper Cove is on Keat’s Island).

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Looking out to Gibsons

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Lots of muscles! Hmm, do mussles have muscles?

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A group shot!

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Daddy caught a crab with really big pincers!

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We tried a different bed for Natasha’s nap – that didn’t last long…

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My rocket super hero shining star!

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Robynn manning the tiller.

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Robynn and I spent some time at the bow taking in the scenery:

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Planning our 2015 sailing trip!

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We made it back to Sunset Marina!

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Dad took off back for Plumper Cove. He sailed around for a couple of weeks waiting for Heather to arrive. Then they sailed with his Calgary sailing group for a bit, and then Dad and SMUM(story in the next part) came to our place for a drier visit.

Stay tuned for the conclusion of our Sailing adventure…

2 comments:

Lewis family said...

Okay, I did show immense patience in waiting until second #36 to hear about the 2015 trip. Up until then your toes were cute...but, you know, I wanted to hear about 2015!

Lewis family said...

I was wondering who the other kids were...then I read the caption!

It's like land-locked kids who like to explore other's vehicles!!!

TOO funny!!!!!