…OMG what an amazing, relaxing, experience out on the water this afternoon/evening! I’d been out on the water a few times, and everytime I do, I feel SO ‘at home’ – I didn’t want to get off the boat!
Sailing out from the Marina, out to the open waters, cruising up the coastline, full sail blowing (which was awesome!) – I even got to get out of my chair and sit on the side step/deck of the boat ‘just like everyone else’, glass of champagne, platter of nibblies, listening to the music playing onboard (I had a little ‘wow moment’ when my favourite song of all time ‘Cool Change’ started playing – that song always sends me ‘out to the ocean’ in my mind, and its so meaningful to me – it was just perfect to have it playing while I was in such peace out there today!)
I asked Brian the owner of Set Sail Cruises if I could have a little go of steering the boat on the way back – I just meant a few minutes or something – next thing I knew, I was driving the thing back through the channel, through the two rockwalls at Mooloolaba, and through the Marina, while wearing the Captains hat! haha, that was unexpected! 🙂
At very reasonable prices, and with such a friendly business/boat owner treating us just as a ‘bunch of mates on board his boat’ – (it was unbelievable value for such an amazing experience), I highly recommend it! Pure Bliss! (as a bonus, Brian was very inclusive – with my mobility issues, I always check with businesses Im wanting to deal with, in regards to attempting something new – absolutely nothing was too much trouble for Brian, in getting me on and off the boat – I applaud businesses/people who are so inclusive – thank you Brian you made the experience absolutely seamless and relaxing, even with having to climb on and off the boat (a workout in itself!) – I cannot wait to be back out there again). This is yet another experience that isn’t just a ‘tick off a list, never to be explored again’!
I had been thinking of doing a Sunset Cruise, or some sort of sailing out on the open waters for quite a while now….but ‘those doubting thoughts’ came up in my mind a few times which we all have, as the reasons why we don’t just jump in and DO it – “I bet its too expensive/I have my Mystery Trip in front of me/as well as other financial reasons I thought I couldn’t afford it at the moment; I don’t know how I’d go getting on and off the boat; I might lose my balance with the waves” etc – but this experience right here – right from the phonecall to Brian, letting me know the (very inexpensive) price, and that getting on and off the boat (let alone balancing on it) wont be a hassle at all – not to mention that he had availability in just a few days time (that was the clincher right there! haha) – was, once again, proof that its always wise to ‘jump in, and worry about it later’ (because more often than not, after the experience, the ‘whatever you were worrying about’, had never eventuated!)
Anything is Possible..when you just Jump in the deep end..and Do it!