Just before the summer heat waves started, I escaped to Sydney to meet up with old university friends for a seaside adventure. Sailing was such a normal part of my life in Europe with Danny, and now I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I’ve been on a boat. Luckily I got my sea legs back a lot quicker than I thought I would!
From Rose Bay, we jumped on our catamaran and floated on the breeze into the harbour. The sparkling wine was popped and the beer cans cracked open in next to no time. Gliding out past Sydney’s icons, we soaked up the glorious Australian sunshine with the wind sweeping through our hair.
This isn’t our first sail out on the harbour (and certainly won’t be our last). So this time, we didn’t bother sailing past the rich and famous houses, instead making a bee line for an idyllic swimming spot.
Don’t let the warm weather fool you, the water was still a bit nippy! We whiled away the afternoon here, going for a splash in between firing up the barbecue. All the while, the Harbour Bridge and Opera House sat calmly in the background.
Having slathered on a final layer of sunscreen and eaten the last of our sausage sizzle, we sailed back to the bay.
We made a pact with each other that one of us is going to make bank and buy a sailboat so that we can do this every weekend. I wouldn’t complain if that one person will be me!