My cousin Deb and her husband, Nathan, were bringing their family up to Keyport again for a day of sailing. Our last excursion with their family was on one of the hottest days of last year, and I was glad that the weather was going to be much cooler this time.
I arrived in Keyport a bit earlier than the others and noticed that Jr. Sailing was taking place. The oldest of the Miller kids was taking his first lesson so I grabbed some shots and chatted with Brandon while I waited.
Once Deb & Nathan and family showed up, we went out to Seas The Day, got her ready and headed out. Once again, there was no wind to speak of, but that made for a smoother ride. The children were nicely inquisitive about the boat and I answered questions as we motored out into the bay.
There was one point where a breeze picked up and we pulled out the mainsail for a maybe 15 minutes of sailing before the wind died. So seeing a barge out in the channel, we headed over there to check it out.
As we rounded the barge, we noticed another tug coming up, so I guess it was time for the shift change. We cleared away to give them room.
As we progressed it was neat to see the kids warm up to the boat. Eventually they wanted to sit on the "best seats" on the pushpit rails and we grabbed some photos as we headed back to Keyport.
On the launch ride back to KYC we noticed a tidal wave was crashing over the parking lot! This was the day of KYC's Children's Party, so Deb and Nathan's children joined in the fun on the water slide and spray yard.
Eventually, everyone tired out and we each headed home. It was a great day!