On the weekend we drove down to the bay to have breakfast. When we got to the boat club we found we were 2 years behind in our membership so quickly paid our fees. I didn't think it had been that long since we had gone to the club but the dinning had 'gone off' so we had gone elsewhere. Seems there are new people cooking and now the food is back to a high standard but not all the customers have returned. This meant that we had lots of service and the views to ourselves.
Watching the boats sail out in the morning sunshine is a pleasant activity.
And the reflections of the boats on the water very relaxing.
Then the mobile rings and my daughter asks "Mum is that you up there in the dining room we have just slipped our mooring and are heading out". She is doing some training on "South Passage" a sail training ship, as a volunteer. I then saw the ship slip into view. (Her father also volunteers on this ship.)
It is a lovely ship, with twin masts and classic lines.
Looking at it sail away I am struck by the fact that it is the same size as the"Endevour", the ship that Cook sailed on his voyages of discovery. In harbour it looks large but when put against the worlds oceans it is tiny.
Earlier this week there was a post over on Needleprint about embroidery attributed to Elizabeth Cook, wife of Captain Cook, but not signed. It then linked to a journal article which set out to prove why it had to have been worked by her.
This is poignant reminder of all those families left behind when men went to sea and the way one woman kept track of her husbands movements.