A special Sunday sea trip

I'd forgotten all about it until I glanced at my diary this morning.  And then it became one of those mad list-making, running around mornings in order to get out to Howth for 11am and a trip on the Boat for Hope, organised by the Variety charity for children with special needs and their families.

Some very friendly pirates met us at the gates of Howth Yacht Club,  helped us on with our life jackets, and steered us to the boat where my lucky daughter was lifted on board by a posse of firemen, envied by most of the rest of us!


And so we set off on our adventure on the high seas, well the seas around Ireland's Eye anyway.  But there were more pirates, and even a pitched battle with the water balloons and cannons we found in our goody bags!



Once we'd outrun all the other brigs and schooners we relaxed and enjoyed the glorious views and the fresh sea air.





Back on dry land, there was a barbecue for all the hungry sailors, followed by glimpses of diving seals and Scottish pipers on the way back to the car.

It was a really wonderful day, and huge thanks to everyone who gave of their time to make it possible.




10 comments:

  1. Sounds exciting and great fun. Lovely photos too.

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    1. It was, and the idea of bringing wheelchairs onto small boats is so unlikely too! I almost felt normal :)

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  2. What a wonderful day and a fantastic adventure! Fab photos x

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    1. Thank you, I'm starting to get the hang of the new mobile phone I think!

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  3. Great photos of a great day and what a lovely blue sky, although I suspect the fun would have won out over any kind of weather!

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  4. what a wonderful outing! Something so special about being out on the sea and looks like you had such nice weather for it too. x

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    1. I don't get to the sea often enough, let alone on the sea, so I possibly enjoyed it even more than my daughter! x

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  5. Oh wow, how divine. Did Smiley enjoy the trip?

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    1. Oh she did :) But I may have enjoyed it even more!

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