Now when I mention ‘spa day’ you might think of lilting music, maybe a massage, or a beauty treatment. There was coconut oil involved and even lavender oil and there was cake and a cocktail. Believe me when I say there was at least one cocktail!!!
But first things first…
One more night at anchor, a relatively calm night in the forecast. I was so encouraged not to be tossed from pillar to post that I made cake. My favourite onboard stove top breakfast cake (my recipe here), because to maximize the push of the outgoing tide we needed an early start to our day. Freshly brewed coffee and cake on the go at first light.
Dislodging the anchor was predictably difficult. It, afterall, had held us fast for the past three days, one of them a twelve-hour gale. But with some forward throttle and Francois’ brute strength we were on our way. Perfect winds at our back, Captain deployed the Genoa.
Four glorious hours cutting through the impressive four foot swells makes one very happy sailor.
François tried yet again for the catch of the day. No fish but look at that smile.
Now on to our ‘spa day’…
This may only be understood by sailors but when you can take immense pleasure and I do mean immense pleasure in arriving at a friendly marina, emptying the cabin, drying out the bilge (this is where the lavender oil came in to refresh), replacing everything neatly, plugging in the cabin heater, taking a hot shower (coconut oil required to remove tangles from my hair), and laundry…..so much fun doing laundry! And while we waited we treated ourselves to beers and fried clams.
Who knows how far we could go with this renewed attitude?
Five star spa on the water for $44 per day.