above: melody's big bum and fat belly, nice and sturdy in the water
perfect weather to test out the sails
above: Chris, our expert deck hand; captain Carla; Ruf giving a mini winch lesson to Chris & Caitlin
below: Caitlin & James relaxing on deck; Ruf & Kate at the helm; Kate stretched out on the forward deck taking in the view.
As promised, here is an update on our Sunday sail with Melody. Initially the intention was just to motor for a couple of hours into the bay but it was such perfect weather that we had to put up the sails and do it the old school way!
This weekend was my first time out on Melody - shocking I know! But unfortunately the way things have worked out I have only ever been on her while working, on the dry or moored. I was very blessed to have perfect weather for my 'maiden voyage'.
Myself and Rufus were joined by Chris and Carla as well as two 'new' friends, James and his fiance Caitlin. These two were excellent company and natural sailors right from the start. What was scheduled to be just a morning motor turned into a whole day mission, ending in a fish braai and beers on deck.
Thank you to all for an awesome day and we look forward to many more to come!!
p.s. another big thank you to Gerrit Louw for the brilliant shots of Melody in the bay.