Sunday, July 30, 2006

Sailaway Getaway

Is there anything more romantic that taking to the sea with the one you love?

After a three-day-wedding-extravaganza during the hottest weekend of the year, Chris & I snuck out of the office to hoist the sails on our baby Good Scout. No phone, no internet, no cameras (well, other than the little point&shoot).

We tied down the kayaks to the deck, stocked the galley with wine and cheese, and motored our cosy 29-foot Nor’sea out of the harbour towards the northern San Juan Islands.

It was a perfect blue-sky day and once we got to Georgia Strait, we let her rip! Woo-hoo ~what an exhilarating feeling it is to be flying across the ocean swells with the wind in your sails!

We got to Echo Bay just in time for sunset and a glass (or two) of wine. We spent the next day exploring Sucia Island (once the refuge of rum-runners and opium-smugglers) by foot and by kayak.

And although I was a little surprised by the riptides...

Paddling past the sandstone caves was awesome!

A sail on Good Scout - the perfect mid-week escape! Now back to weddings!

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