We were invited to go sailing on the Aussie’s friends boat again this weekend and jumped at the chance as we had such a good time last time.
This time we motored over to a beach across the bay called Mica Beach. The beach is called Mica because it has lots of pieces of mica on the beach which is also known as silica gel.
I haven’t taken a picture of the mica at the moment but they are very pretty and almost look like a mirror.
We had a walk on the beach which was totally deserted before hopping back on the boat to go for a sail.
This was our view from the beach
After that the wind came out to play and the sails went up and off we went towards Fannie Bay and then back towards Mandurah.
I really like being out on the water but don’t have a clue about how the boats work (but hoping to do a sailing course at some point) so always worry I’ll get in the way. This time though the Aussie handed me the ropes to steer the boat and told me to head for a point on the horizon!
Bearing in mind this was his friends boat I was a bit anxious to start with but once I remembered where port and starboard are and got the hang of keeping the sails up in the wind it was good fun and we moved quite fast.
I also got to manoeuvre us around some tinnies and a buoy or two which was a bit nerve wracking!!!
I thought my time steering was up as we got in to the bay where the jetty is but I steered it again this time via the rudder as we motored along so that everyone else could put the sails away. That was weird as the controls were opposite for the direction you wanted to go.
As there was a queue to get on the jetty and I had to get away to my next weekend pursuit we then transferred to another boat called Neptune at sea which came complete with a Captain who looked like he could have been Neptune himself!
It was quite a busy weekend so I’ll discuss the other pursuits in my next post.