Growing up in New England I used to love watching the boats float gracefully on the water. The white sails billowing in the wind and the smell of the cool brisk wind sending a chill down my spine, even in the middle of summer. One of the greatest memories I had was when I went on a sailing tours chesapeake bay.
This was a lovely experience. I remember getting out of the car and seeing the big ship. The sound of my shoes as they made their way down the long wooden dock and then stepping on that ship for the first time.
Enjoying the tour
When it comes to enjoying a tour you really need to take in the entire experience. Walking up to the railings I would lean over and watch the waves crest against the bow. Gazing off into the distance I would get chills knowing that I was flying across the water ever so gracefully to my destination.
The part that sticks with me most however were seeing the fish swimming in the water. When the boat encountered a school during the tour they would try to scatter only to be drawn in again by the wake. As a young child this gave me a sense of joy.
Finally, when the tour was over I had gained a greater understanding and experience not only to the area but to the history and operations of the boat. I would talk to the members of the crew as they tended to the ship. I would hear all of these nautical terms being shouted out and people moving so graceful you would think they were built on the water.
When the tour was over I felt a little sad. I knew that I would be leaving this great adventure for my normal life. However as I disembarked the ship the captain said, “Come back again.” These words sent a shiver of delight down my spine as I knew the adventure wasn’t over.