High and Dry at the end of Family Sailing School
Life on the ocean waves Day 5
High & dry in Largs
Day 5 is cancelled. Well all tuition and sailing are anyway.
Breakfast is however served in the marina café. Scottish sausage, bacon and eggs. It’s never tasted so good.
Over coffee Simon offers us a free sailing course later in the year. We accept.
“Are we in line for incompetent crew certificates?” we ask.
“Oh you’ve earned those,” says Simon, still smiling through adversity. He is waiting to hear whether the boatyard or any of the workshops nearby have the right size of prop shaft to plug the hole in his home.
But better people..
We say goodbye, make our way back to our car and climb in, knowing we are better people now. We are survivors. We had expected to be sailors; we’re not there yet.
But we have taken charge of a helm of a yacht. We have emptied bucketfuls of the Clyde over the side of a yacht. We have met a lifeboat and its crew. We have enjoyed a challenge and a drama and a nice cup of tea.
We did it. As a family..
And we have done it as a family. They didn’t even do that on the Titanic.
What an Easter holiday…and we’ve only been away a week.
And the best bit was?
“What was the best bit of your holiday boys?”
“What about you Hannah?”
It’s wondrous how oblivious kids can be to circumstances.
“Now Mum, where’s my Piglet pen?”