Monday, June 12, 2006

Sailing...

So I did something this weekend that I have never done before. Sailing. It was great! It’s a fabulous experience that everyone should try at least once. We were on a 35 ft. sailboat that was beautiful. When the 5 of us were all there introductions were had followed by visiting.





We saw the fire boat put on a show blasting water through all the cannons while doing 360º in the harbour.



After feeding two swans and their baby we were off!



We all got a chance to steer the sailboat and it was great! I got the job of getting us out of the harbour and onto the lake. Switching from motor to sails was quite a change and it took me a bit to get it all figured out – I did, but I’m still pretty green!




We sailed around Centre Island, docked, went for lunch on the island and then back home. All together we were on the boat for about 8 hours. Even though the movement of the boat did make me feel a little sick it was worth it. There was something freeing about floating along, being powered by only the wind. So relaxing, and yet that day of fresh air wiped me out. I had a lot of fun, and I do hope to get the chance to do it again sometime!


Photos: cfolkes

6 comments:

Moi said...

another awesome weekend!!! :)
i loved the swan pic!!! her baby's a beaut!!! :)

Jen said...

I know...I've been quite spoiled:)

Toronto Shannon said...

How cool is that!! Behind the wheel of a sailboat! That is truly wicked!


Jen, I love your site and albums. You have such a great deal of laughter and fun.

Huge Thanks for the Book Expo Memories.

Jen said...

That is very sweet of you to say Shannon - thanks to you too! :)

Luke said...

Wow! I love it. Especially the swans. So adorable.

Shannon said...

I love that there is a TORONTO Shannon - that is GREAT!