officially not seasick anymore

brittania yacht club, originally uploaded by mintyfresh.

yay hooray! we passed the final bits of our sailing course, and we're ready to move on to bigger and better things, like sail-sharing, and actually spending time on the water not practicing anchoring drills a billion times.

In highlights, today, I reversed a sailboat around a buoy. Sounds easy, no? Wrong!

Our instructor, Jim, appears to live on and off of boats everywhere, and can soon be seen helping to crew the tallship Mist of Avalon into Halifax Harbour for the Tall Ships festival that starts in mid July. Crewing a tall-ship is hard work, but since they have a ship cat (!) it can't be all that bad.