How was my Sunday? Hmmm???
Bought a boat 5 months ago and did our licenses. Took the boat out for it's first launch today. Beautiful sunshine, not too hot..........ok so far. We are not in the water yet!!
It took about an hour for the damn thing to start. Got settled, relaxed and read my book. Mmmm nice I hear you say!
Dwain (my son, last pic) drove for a while and was over zealous on the throttle leaving me screaming at him and losing my Billabong cap (it just blew off and sank). That was my favourite cap and i still had it on when the above pic was taken. Whilst trying to retrieve my cap we ended up banked and had to use the oars to push out of the mud. I decided I had had enough (heart was racing now) and they dropped me off so I could go home and left the boys carry on (Pete, a family friend came too). Anyway, they nearly ran out of fuel and had problems getting the boat back on the trailer so they all had to jump in the water (waist high). Pete had his mobile phone, digital camera and wallet in his pockets, ruined now. Barry (hubby) had his wallet in his pocket. They eventually got home and took the trailer off the car (didn't put the bricks under the wheels) and both of them couldn't hold it so the trailer and boat rolled down the drive, breaking the gate and ripping some fence panels out.
So all in all it was a great first day on the boat.