As a briny old seadog from way back, I’m always over the moon to be out at sea.
The Intn’l Man of Mystery, however, gets shockingly seasick. So the day he and Teen14 went to Sydney to see the cricket was the obvious one for myself and the three youngsters to get nautical.
We’ve done a couple of dolphin boat trips on Jervis Bay before, so this time I booked us onto a smaller, faster boat which would take us around the whole Bay in just a couple of hours.
The twins had been fighting like cat and dog all morning and even Able12 and I had lost our tempers a couple of times. By the time we climbed aboard I was all set to throw all the kids overboard. And myself.
The boat trip turned all our moods around; it was fast and very scenic and exciting. Hooray!
The weather was overcast, grey skies and not much sunshine, so I don’t think these photos do great justice to the beauty of the Bay and the magnificence of its cliffs, caverns, beaches and bays. But you’ll get the general idea.
BC (before children) I used to spend a lot of time on boats of all types, yachts, dinghies, RIBs, dice boats, even punts when at Oxford. Rowing and sailing and scuba diving were a big part of my life and I miss all that messing about on boats.
So his trip was a treat, and a much appreciated one.
Do you love being all at sea? Or are you a landlubber?
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