|Posted on 24 July, 2016 at 13:40|
Well what a summer it has been so far! The Sunshine Coast will not have to worry about a water shortage this summer! The sun has finally made an appearance. It seems to be a trend that we hope will continue into August! We have sailed almost daily and yet have found the sun on all but one of our tours. (which actually generated 2-"5 star" reviews!)
June seemed to be a month for wives surprising their husbands with anniversary sunset cruises as well as daughter's surprising their Dad for Father's day! Sadly, we had to cancel and refund one anniversary cruise as the rain was torrential!
We celebrated several anniversaries , the longest of which was a 42 year anniversary. We have made wonderful connections with all of our guests. One of the things that I couldn't help but notice is that these couples have such joy in adventure and passion for life
June also brought us a surprise in that we unwittingly hosted one stag and one stagette party on 2 different days. We had some concerns at first but found each group to be fun loving, safe and thoughtful! What a fun alternative to these parties of the past. These young people were looking to share new adventures, making memories with their friends rather than the drunken parties that stag and stagette parites have been known for.
The month of July has seen us out frquently, dominated by our "Sail and Beach package". Several groups and families sailed to the island, enjoyed a picnic or barbecue hot dog lunch, set up the beach mat,and swam in the warm waters of Thormanby. We even enjoyed a 3rd visit with a great family who promptly booked another day in August!
We hosted many memorable cruises. Mother- daughters, family, couples... One of the most exciting events was a "weekender" cruise to Smuggler Cove, Jedidah and Thormanby Islands. One of our guests contacted us a few days before to beg our assitance in his planned marriage proposal. We purchased roses which we hid in the bilge. The weekend seemed charmed despite an "iffy" weather forcast. Magically we found ourselves anchored in the "Sweet spot" in Smuggler Cove, where with our stern tie secured, we enjoyed a fantastic view of the sunset over the Malaspina. The next morning we awoke to dark clouds over head. Our guests enjoyed some work outs in the kayaks, then we pulled anchor for a sail in great winds and sunshine to Jedidiah Island. Sailing wing on wing through Bull passage, our guests marveled at the splendid geography. As we turned the corner,we were absolutley delighted to again find ourselves a private spot in the most desirable "Sunset Cove". We served the happy couple dinner, then, the crew went for a hike. Timed for sunset on a most beautiful evening, the proposal took place, we returned to the boat and a very happy couple! Sunday, after another cloudy start the sun re appeared, we enjoyed a lovely, sunny cruise to the beach at Thormanby Island. We were back at the dock at 3 warmed with the memory of being part of a momentous occasion. We couldn't help but harken back to memories of the couples we have hosted celebrating long term marriages. The common theme , a joy of adventure and positive outlook on life. I think the sun will shine, (when it really counts) on this marriage just as it did on the weekend.
The month ahead looks fun and exciting with several day trips booked with great people! We still have lots of availablity for Sunset cruises and many for day cruises as well. Come and sail in paradise with us!