Zach and Tab's visit to the East Coast ended with a very nice day on the water, aboard Averisera, with friends John and Erika and their two little girls, Hannah and Phoebe. We started out around 1pm, when Erika arrived at the Marina.
|Chaos in the cockpit|
Once everyone settled down, we headed out into the harbor. We set the sails, and tootled along in the warm afternoon breeze. Zach and Tab took in the sights, and related memories of their days learning to sail in Boston Harbor back in 2000.
|New construction on the waterfront near Boston Sailing Center|
|The kids take to sailing like ducks to water|
We sailed on out to Spectacle Island, arriving in time to satisfy our now growling tummies with a delicious picnic we had brought along. Hannah took this opportunity to sail her new boat, a craft activity by Norm made earlier in the day, and decorated with flair by Zach.
|Hannah christens the "Hannah" at Spectacle Island Beach|
We had a wonderful few hours at Spectacle. After lunch, the adults split up, some taking the north trail, others taking the south trail. I stayed on the porch with Phoebe, who took this opportunity to take a nice nap. Hannah convinced Zach to tote her around the island.
|Phoebe lets Mom take a walk with Dad|
By 5pm, serious fog was rolling in. It was getting difficult to see Thompson's Island, and the beautiful cityscape was shrouded. It was hard to believe there was a city nearby.
As the sun set, and night settled over the city, the fog lifted in places and gave us some interesting views of the harbor.
We got back to the Marina and put the boat away, then headed for the Sail Loft, where we all had a hearty meal. What a fun way to spend a day on the water. Thanks Erika and John for sharing your little ones with us!