|The young hooligans....who really aren't that young!|
We've had nothing but support and encouragement and positive feedback from those who have visited (at least to our faces haha) and I absolutely LOVE all the questions we get, the interest in how sailing works (easy to explain - definitely not rocket science) and the wide-eyed stares I sometimes see on faces when people see exactly what we plan to live on. We think our little Hullabaloo has more than enough room for us but compared to a 2000 sq ft house it's not much....we get it.
I'm never really quite sure what people will think about visiting us on the boat and going sailing, but I know we love it so how could anyone else not, right? And I'm pretty sure that first timers don't really know what to expect anyway and that helps keep expectations low...we like low expectations.
I remember this summer as an unusually cold, rainy and very breezy summer (as do other boaters we talked to), but looking back through the pictures, just about every time we had visitors out the weather was decent enough for them to enjoy themselves. Sure we had good wind and some nice waves to bust through when my brother brought his friends out, but they had a great time white-knuckling it on deck (plus we ended the day with a nice relaxing sail on Muskegon Lake). Not so fun if my grandma were out at that time but those young hooligans loved it! Crazy kids.
And then there were the times we had visitors and zero wind and we just motor-sailed and floated around and that was fun too! Plenty of food and conversation to go around, that's for sure.
|While she "couldn't live on a boat", I think my grandma still had a great time...|
and she can get up to the bow while under sail like a pro :)
*We try to maintain these standards with everyone, so if you're not a first timer we still want you to come visit and we'll still try not to loose you overboard ;)
Harry and Tineke- How in the world did I not get any pictures taken when you were out??? Boo!