Trying something new to spice up the blog when showing pictures. Hope it works !!
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
Well I've sailed so I don't think that qaulifies me as a sailor but I did get to steer the vesel leaving the harbour. They had everyone else swabbing the poopdeck, hoisting the sails, yo ho ho and all that pirate stuff. I was picked to be shown the distress button on the radio so if anything happened like pirates taking over I had to find a way to the radio and flip the switch to send out a distress signal. Thank god we didn't need it. It was a pretty calm day and because I was told there were not Orcas in the area I decided to go sailing instead of paying the extra money for whale watching without whales. I was told later that a whale from the Blue Whale line was spotted for the first time in 18 years in that area. wasn't very close so no one got good shots as far as I know. We saw a seal. Not even a big seal but a wild seal it was. We did have a passenger lose his hat so we had to swing back and get it. I wasn't steering the vessel at that time. Next time I go I'd like to see a storm so we are tossed about a bit. I crawled out to the very front of the ship to have a look at what the ship looked like sailing. Not sure what its called but it might be the plank ?? But maybe its just the front of the ship or nose. Well it was a good day and I was the only person who didn't need sunscreen, earmuffs, jacket or blanket. But I was the only one that got burnt !! I'd do it again but not on such a calm day. No one was even close to going overboard. Was one annoying guy I could have pushed over but I stayed as far away from him as I could and it was a pretty big ship. And just so you know I never saw or touched any seamen out there.