I Did It! I Went Sailing and I Loved It!

27 Apr

Some of my readers will know that I have a fear of being on or in water though, of course, I love being near and watching the sea. When the lovely Mr S bought a boat, I knew I had to beat this fear. Today we went for a Taster Sail with The Falmouth School of Sailing and I just loved it! Rob, the Centre Principal, was brilliant, showing me the boat, giving me the option to come back another day as it was really quite windy and gusty today and generally making me feel safe.
Within moments I had been given the tiller and just found myself grinning with delight at the whole experience – the wind, the feel of the boat, the sound of the water, the splashes and  – well, simply the exhilaration of being out on the water. Mr S says he couldn’t take his eyes off me because I was just grinning from ear to ear and he was so delighted that I was enjoying myself after a very quiet and worried morning.  We are both very happy!   Our next move is to sign up for the RYA courses to learn how to do this properly.  Click on any photo for an enlargement.


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11 responses to “I Did It! I Went Sailing and I Loved It!

  1. shazzagirl70

    May 1, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Wow! That’s brilliant. I hope that you can pat yourself on the back because facing a fear like this takes real courage! Congratulations! Awesome awesome!

  2. fozzbloglife

    April 29, 2014 at 2:15 pm

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  3. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy

    April 29, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Having fun is a great way to conquer a fear. Congratulations!

  4. Choc Chip Uru

    April 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

    How fun I am happy you had such an awesome experience 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. utesmile

    April 29, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Looks cold and windy though. But like great fun! Glad you loved it!

  6. Louisa May Alcatt

    April 28, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    good for you! Sailing has always been a passion of my pub’s, xo LMA

  7. Don

    April 28, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Good for you. There’s nothing like conquering one’s fears and feeling the exhilaration you’ve missed. When are you going to sail around the world? 🙂

  8. Colline

    April 28, 2014 at 12:22 am

    How lovely that you not only conquered your fear but that you also loved it 🙂

  9. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    April 28, 2014 at 12:07 am

    wonderful!…sounds like you had a great “teacher”… first experiences mean a lot…Have fun!

  10. MichelleMarie

    April 27, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Yay for you. It looks cold! 🙂 Beautiful photos!

  11. El Guapo

    April 27, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Fantastic! Love that you went and had a good time!
    May the wind always be at your back, and your seas always be following.


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