Sunday, June 8, 2008

Amazing Grace

I have wanted to sail on this ship for three years. Dave and I stayed at the owners Bed and Breakfast in Gig Harbour before he left for Egypt. I have been thinking about it for that long. As I was trying to decide how I would entertain family and friends who were gathering for Sara's blessing, I thought how perfect sailing would be.

I was so nervous about the weather. I think I checked the forecast a million times a day. Fortunately the clouds only threatened us with a light sprinkle, so other than being cold all was well.

We boarded the Amazing Grace in Gig Harbour and sailed out to the greater Puget Sound right off the cliffs of Point Defiance.

The highlights of the trip were:

Hanging out with great company!

Getting to ride the waves on the Bow of the ship!

Steering the ship right or left as Captain Peter told us really cool things about sailing!

Climbing up the rigging!

Romantic panoramas from the crow's nest!

A rare sighting of a humpback whale!
For video from our local news station click HERE

Just getting to finally go sailing!


The Wilhelm Family said...

That is awesome! For our anniversary a couple of years ago Mike and I went sailing up near Port Townsend. It was quite amazing. Mike grew up learning how to sail and I think if we were ever able to buy a boat, it would be a sailboat! How awesome to take your family on such a great adventure!

The Seaquist Family said...

Ok, that is seriously cool. THat is one thing I am sad about leaving Washington...I feel like I am just starting to really discover Washington. I will need to do a much better job in NC.

Nicole said...

You lucky duck- no rain and a whale!

RuSty and LaLa said...

Fun! I love boats. I told Rusty if he wants me to be happy we will eventually need a sail boat. Is that too much to ask?

Anonymous said...

I absolutely loved it. Especially my time with Kate.
Tucson Grandpa

Cathy said...

Awesome idea! I wish I had found out about it sooner!