Sailing and traveling if funding and time allows it.
How did this happen you may ask. Hubby registered me in SKS course last Spring. With Grassroots Sailing Centre . Learned a lot by just going to mentoring days during the sailing season. We have some great and fun skippers that take us out for mentoring days.
Now here I am, sailing in Grenada on Lady Natalie that my friend Dave the skipper and owner of Sailabration Cruising owns. He also is a skipper at Grassroots Sailing Centre.
I would have never ever thought I am going to be sailing on the ocean, Ever! I am the lucky one to have been able to sail with some of our members from the club and Dave our Kapti’n during the Club Week that was offered to us by Sailabration Cruising in Grenada for 11 days… It totally is Paradise down there.
GRENADA HERE I COME
Day 1 of my trip January 9th 2020
So my flight took off with needing to be deiced. No problem for me as I am going to be in the sunshine soon that day Jan 9th… Oh so beautiful I found is need to be able to walk off the pane not have to go though the tunnel they put up at big airports. Into the heat of Greanda… Wow what a memory.
Ahh yes looking for a taxi now… promptly had several asking me where I am going? As I am going to sit in passenger side… he smiled and wanted to give me the key.. lol they are driving on the left side… oh nooo I am not doing that.
Did I tell you there is only one working traffic light in Grenada! And roads are windy just like in Switzerland. and they stop to chat with friends whenever they feel like. Cars parked for days or left on road just like that. We just drive around them.. makes it fun and oh well unique.
After a short 15 min. drive to Clarke’s Court Boatyard and Marina where Lady Natalie was docked. YESSSS I have arrived and was welcomed by Dave with a smile and a local drink.
Now onto the dinghy with my bag… bags in cabin. Tell me about the boat? What do I do now.. Getting to know about the head… yes important stuff. Fridge…wow. ok.. got it. It’s perfect I think.
A little bit of rain will not hurt us.. so off we went to Nimrod’s Bar is out of the main touristy areas and located in Woburn. What began as a small little rum shop has grown into a full fledged bar. Nimrod’s is hopping with live music, often supplied by yachties anchored out in the bay. Just like us… Dave, Joreg, Marianne and myself.
So I could not believe my ears… someone is speaking German here? I just had to chat with these two guys. It go even more interesting when I found out Konrad (Koni) is Swiss. And works at my Hometown in Switzerland even lives in Germany normally where I have relatives. Juerg is from Germany, that is just too cool.
This day was so much fun and the live band with locals just singing even if it rained …one can dance in the rain too.
This beautiful peaceful place by Jackson’s Point, keeps on puling me to come up and visit over and over again. Not sure what pulls me to it … yet It just gives me that inner feeling of Peace.
At a moment of need in my heart … In early Spring this year. At a quiet place off the main area Just placed on the ground. A red Rose….just like that, I believe it was a gift from Heaven for me to find. As I was about to leave … but something in me said, just go that way and don’t go yet.
Here and there I now too bring a Rose and place it overlooking the Lake Simcoe as I love that view so much. Peace and feeling of freedom. The big world wide open, wherever the water or sky takes One.
I believe someone will love to feel like I did when I did see that rose … I was speechless at that moment…
The grounds of this Church is so tranquil and beautiful…
Beautiful night out with hubby sailing last night. Grassroots Sailing club boat called “Waterbaby” I totally love to open the boat up. Though I was a little nervous more so because it is just the 2 of us on the boat. It does go through my head what if he, the skipper in my case now my hubby gets knocked over board… would I remember how to do the COB … and that single handed? Which I have never done before….so last night I was happy he had the tiller in his hands and I therefore was able to take pictures as I helped with taking and jibbing.. perfect night…to enjoy each others company. ( PS one of the pictures has the boom and sail all worped… lol hand where shaking…haha.)
Lake Simco is wonderful to sail on and has some nice spots to see too. This is just in the Bay of Cooks Bay. Further North you come to Snake Island and Fox Island.
I have sailed all around Fox Island this past summer ( See slide above) on mentoring sail day on a Saturday. It took me (us) 2.5 hours to get from Cooks Bay Marina to Fox Island and that is with a good wind, I believe 12 Knots of wind… I tell you I loved it when the boat was healing over a lot more then the calm moments. What a thrill that was…
Sailing season is almost coming to it’s end…for now….sad.
Never thought I would love it so much… The thrill of a heeled sailboat.. OMG!
Told the rest of the crew on the boat!
….yeah all man haha.
That they should install a web cam to get my expressions and alllll…… my “OHHH NOOOO’s !!!” I can just see the crews laughter inside…hahah I am too.
What am I doing now when the Sailboat is heeling over so much… OHH NOOO….!!!! AGAIN.. with me holding the tiller that the toe rail is in the water…..Yuck…omg oi feel the sailboat id going to keel over….ahhh
But… believe me.
Yess anything else is boring….LOVING IT. :-)
Though I have to say the more you go out the more you get used to all of it… Totally love opening up the sailboat and have it ready for the rest of the crew and YESSSS Skipper! It is my time to learn all the terms for the boat … And feel the beauty of being on the water.
What am I going to do in the Winter months now… ice Sailing..LOL or perhaps Ice Fishing… maybe signing up for curling…
Video is from spring to now….WHAT EVER YOU DO DON’T EVER JUMP INTO SIDE WHERE THE WIND IS COMINGING FROM!!!
WE WHERE AT HEAVE2… …. sAILBOAT WIT NO ANCHOR IT IS STILL DRIFTING… ! THE WAVES WILL MOVE THE BOAT! … HEAVING LINES COME IN HANDY!!! OMG
Listening to songs and falling into the world of music. Honestly I can’t remember when I last had the TV on.
OMG that used to be my side noise to knitting my ohhh so many projects. That I have lately neglected. Not sure what has changed in me. But even my knitting has slowed down. Got to find my heart again… yet it is at the water lately lots… taking pictures and seeing the peaceful waves rolling into the shores. Something said for that wonderful sunset too.
Absolutely need to find my motjo again… and get creating. I have soooo much yarn in my stash… honestly not sure what I was thinking… Perhaps I’ll have a new carrier … I’ll be sailing on the sailboat, enjoying the evening sunset with a glass of wine & my knitting…lol in the South one day perhaps…
Dreams are possible … for now it is at the marina close by…
How have you been enjoying this summer so far? Tell me .. text me.. Love to hear form you .
OMG hard to believe we left in this snow/ice storm on February 6th.
Has been already over a month ago that we where in Florida enjoying that sooooo beautiful sunshine every day by +24 to 28 and water at +16 . I was swimming in it every day on and on….just so perfect.
Sunset right by the beach every night…I am still looking for the star in that evening sky every night, my start always full of love and happy moments walking in the water looking for the shells. Even thought I could not bring home some of the coral that washed up on the shore…..nooo noooo you can’t do that!!
My fun moments taking pictures of birds flying by…or posing for me.
Smiles Yes “I am a bigger kid then You thought I am” …smiles that is me. Always will be that way…That is my Life, my Love, my life of happiness.
More then I am That is me.
Sleeping on the balcony hearing the waves crushing onto the shore.
Seeing the stars and full moon.
Hearing the birds in the morning waking me up….My Dream always.
I kind of got side tracked by posting on Facebook. How could I, you may ask? Well it seems to be much easier to do that with my phone.
Yes, I know I can do blog-posts on the phone too. But it seem to be a little more tedious for someone like me that is not so computer oriented. LOL
So we all had the Fall season come and go… see some of my pictures from the fall.
Well guess what, we had minus 17 on November 22nd. A brisk walk through the local park that morning and again at night, so beautiful.
Then some more snow here and there…gurr with rain right after that.
All snow gone again. What? You say we are in winter? Normal we would be into deep winter with Christmas just past, Guess again!!! Yesterday was December 28th. A usually very cold winter day here in Canada. ..BUT not yesterday!
Believe it or not we had a temperature of “+11” .Yes plus 11 degrees. People where walking around in short sleeves… (not me).Don’t think it have seen that before in my 34 years here in Canada!
So today I woke up to – 9, ladida yes minus 9. very drastic change in temperature. I am So glad we can’t change the weather.
Enjoy the last view days of 2018 and many thanks for stopping by here on my Blog during the past years. I truly hope to be more active in the New Year.
With more posts and KnitswissYarns aswell as pattern releases here and on Ravelry.
I tell you working in a fabric store can be fun. Especially when in the middle of the summer you receive Christmas print fabrics….nooo I love the summer heat……I really don’t want to think about that cold winter time…gurr. I prefer and love the summer heat we are having now.
So on a quieter day at work I thought I’ll give that embroidery machine, “Alliance” by Baby Lock a try again. I like working with that machine.
Just a fun table runner with no exact pattern really just have fun …..
“Sugar”, “Milk”, “Rum”, and “Eggnog”
Then added the Lite Steam-A-Seam2 to the back of the embroidered words and cut them to shapes of your liking. Do the same with panel fabric sections. I left about 1/4″ all around each sections. I like them to fray a bit once it will get washed. Not sure how that will work out at this time but if you want to secure each section with the raw edge application method.
I already cut my green background fabric that measures 9.5″ x 36″ then added all around a 2″ border. Now add the cut out words and panel sections to the runner as you like.
Add the heat resistant batting and backing and pin all well so that you can work your free motion quilting. This part can be a lot of fun just let your creative mind take over….tirm the outside off and add a binding just like for quilts.