Sunday, May 3, 2009

Topping yesterday in the fun stakes!

I thought yesterday was fun enough, but today I outdid myself. I am living a varied life at the moment, I'll grant you that. It's certainly good fodder for my Project 365!

My father-in-law crews on the Enterprize in his spare time. I don't know whether he's got a bit of sea dog in him, but at 70 years of age he is like a man half his age and comes alive when he is out on the water, he loves it. And what magnificent ship it is.


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And today was a terrific day. We made the trek to Geelong to go for a sail on the Enterprize, they were doing one hour sails on Corio Bay. It was ABSOLUTELY MARVELLOUS. And my FIL was like a kid, he was showing us all round, where he sleeps on overnight voyages, all the ropes and sails, he was so proud and we were very proud of him. It had been arranged for Mike to play his pipes on the voyage which was a real treat. And the crew were all dressed as pirates which added to the festivities. And it was so beautiful out on the bay.

I rather got a fright when we arrived and Andrew started climbing up the ropey thing so I could get a better view of him from the pier. You can't see how high up he is here, but he was up quite high! Although just quietly I think he quite enjoyed all the cameras clicking!! (Like father like son huh?)


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Ahoy me maties, here's some of the crew.

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Forgive all the photos, but I really gave my camera a good work out. These are just some of the 150 photos I took on the voyage!!!!!!!!!!!!

We actually had a second reason for going to Geelong today. Mum's best friend (friends since they were about 12 years old) came down on a bus trip from Drouin. We love Pam and Tom, they are just the best and have always been like second parents to me. So their bus trip took them to Smorgy's (perfect! right next to the Enterprize) so we had lunch with them, then walked along the waterfront. Those photos can be for tomorrow.

It's been a huge weekend and well past my bedtime.

4 comments:

esther_a said...

So HOW are you going to choose the ONE photo from your 365 book? huh?!
Looks fabulous! And you had brilliant weather as well.

Lynne said...

Lovely photos - what a great weekend!

Chocolate Cat said...

Wow what a huge weekend! We gave my inlaws a cruise on the Enterprise as part of their Christmas present last year, they loved it. I wonder if your f-i-l was on the crew when they went? Great photos!

Polly said...

Carol - these photos are absolutely fabulous. What a fantastic experience for you.