On Saturday, Rose and I head for Niagara Falls, Ontario. My Summer Holidays. We’ll be gone 9 days so I don’t know if I’ll be able to post anything during that time. I’ll try.
I was born in Ontario, but I’ve never been back there since I was 2 years old. This is going to be interesting.
Fare Thee Well Love / The Rankin Family
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia / July 28, 2016
Last year however, my Summer Holiday was extra special – a gift from Rose – a sail on the Bluenose 2 Schooner – the only item on my bucket list. And this was to be the first sail of what they called Crew for the Day – where they take just a few folks as guest crew for the day. It cost 500 bucks, but it was worth every dime.
Building up to it though, had 2 fears : the weather – would it be windy, rainy? … foggy … or what? And sea sickness. I hadn’t been out on the ocean for a long time and if there was going to large swells, well … how would I handle it? I didn’t know …
Clear sky … no wind.
Rendezvous at Bluenose Store … first to arrive.
Peek inside … lots of Bluenoses.
They give us a Bluenose windbreaker and a t-shirt.
We head down to the dock.
Permission to board.
Ready to go …
That gal looks heavy, but she was a hell of a Seaman/Woman.
Everybody was great.
Head below to sign in.
A bit more orientation …
… that’s port side. No smirking.
Waiting to cast off …