We went out sailing today with our very good friends P&A and what a day it was! From previously only pootling around in the training boat to full-on sailing out of the harbour, out past Black Rock, Pendennis Point, past Gyllyngvase Beach to near Maenporth and back, this time against the tide and what fun, all the while getting to know our Skippalong with our lovely friend P talking us through what was going on. There is a very special kind of quiet when you are sailing, just the wind and the water – magic. There’s a special kind of happy exhaustion at the end of the day too! Click on any photo in the gallery to see detail.
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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.