Four days off and only one day sailing. But what a day it was. I have a few stories from sailing this past weekend, the beautiful sail, the amusement park we turned the boat into afterwards, Camille's first real tack. But this post has to do with my work as a Sailing Evangelist.
It started out as just another Daughter/Father sail with Alex and Olivia. This is the little girl who had gotten seasick in her first and, previously only, time out. But two and a half years intervened and they decided to sail with us again.
It was a very usual father/daughter sail. Camille showed off her sailing skills:
and we enjoyed a delightful day sailing.
You can see in this picture that Olivia is having a blast (despite the November chill):
Like last time, she's huddled up with her Dad but I'll blame that on the chilly upwind sail rather than seasickness.
After sailing for a few hours, performing some fender-overboard drills, and eating a lot of cookies we headed into the marina for an uneventful docking. The boat was transformed into a playground (more on that later) and then we put everything away. As I was finishing up the last of the tasks, Alex let me know that he had the quote of the day. Olivia had asked in complete sincerity "can we get a boat?".
As I said, my work is done, I've converted two more to the Joys of Sailing and a lifetime of figuring out how to pay for it.