Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Life at Sea

I've never been much of a "marine" person besides the sailor pants for the summer and a few navy-and-white stripes tops... but going sailing in Rhode Island really changed my mind about sailing and boats.


Sailing in Rhode Island is part of their way of life and every every child learn how to sail from the time they are very young. I found this to be such a great thing and loved all my friends stories about how they learned and that they always think that nobody can do it better than they call... especially the men!!!


One of my favorite things was to turn of the engine and letting the wind fill up the sails and slide on the water all over the bay. It's a very liberating experience to feel the wind, the water splashing and the speed the boat picks up.


After I got back to Miami I decided to look for sailing classes but somehow the craziness of days have not allowed me to do it but still have that desire to join those that love pulling lines to tighten the sail and wear boat shoes... ha!


Have a great day and take some time to relax... at least for me (tough week ahead)!!!

38 comments:

  1. I've never been sailing but would love to go. I love these photos. xo

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  2. This is sooo beautiful! I can just envision how peaceful it must have been to be out there in the middle of all that water. I guess since I grew up on an island, I'll always love anything to do with water :)

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  3. Lovely and relaxing photos! Have a great day!

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  4. There is something so romantic and old world about sailing. I have lived in the desert all my life but how I love the sea.

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  5. Love your pics! Makes me want to try sailing one day. :)

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  6. Oh!! How fun!! I've always wanted to go sailing! Maybe I'll do it this summer in Greece!

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  7. what a beautiful day!!! makes me excited for my cruise in 2 weeks!!

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  8. These photos are fabulous! I have always wanted to do a sailing class. How fun! I hope your week doesn't stress you out too much.

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  9. I have always wanted to go sailing. My husband is very outdoorsy and he did this a lot when he was in South Africa, I get so jealous when he tells me about it.

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  10. I LOVE sailing. So much. Except when the sailors make the boats rails touch the water - I'm not cool with that!

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  11. Rhode Island is a placve I want to go!! So pretty.

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  12. Ahh, sailing! I would love to learn but learning in Rhode Island sounds magical! Good luck with your hectic week!

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  13. These pictures are fabulous.
    I imagine it couldn't be better: a beautiful day and sailing in Rhode Island.
    Hugs.
    Tereza

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  14. such beautiful photos ...makes me want summer! :)

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  15. How fun if you took up sailing - do it!

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  16. that looks like fun!

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  17. That looks like a lot of fun, I hope you sign up for a class once the crush of the holidays are over :)

    xo Mary Jo

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  18. Such beautiful pictures! Looks like a fantastic day to go sailing!

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  19. It is lovely isn't it? I love the water - and Rhode Island! Glad you had fun on your trip there.

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  20. I've always wanted to learn how to sail!

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  21. This looks like so much fun. I would love to learn how to sail one day too. Wonderful photos!

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  22. Oh, I absolutely love to sail! When I was younger, my parents bought a little dingy I named Buttercup-luckily the boat was impossible to sink, because we flipped it more than once in learning, but there was nothing better than doing it by yourself! Now when we're out on the big boats, I feel completely at ease!

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  23. Hahaha! Reminded me of my first sailboat trip I was invited on and I thought I would be relaxing with a glass of Champagne...Oh, no!

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  24. aaahhh sailing is such an amazing experience. love the breeze and smell of the ocean. sounds like you had a memorable time!

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  25. i began sailing when i was 11... it's just such an amazing feeling! i'm glad you had such a good experience, and the pics look gorgeous :)

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  26. I wish I knew how to sail...it seems so peaceful.

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  27. this looks like so much fun! in all my years of living in south florida i've never been sailing there. i have to try this.

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  28. Were you in Newport? They have regattas every year, and there's so much history in Newport as well. Love the New England coast!

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  29. What gorgeous pictures! I'm jealous ;)

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  30. I'm not really an outdoorsy person, at all. City boy through and through but I did go up to Wisconsin and did some Lake Michigany stuff and it was a blast so maybe I'm warming to the idea.

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  31. gorgeous photos! I just took my first series of sailing lessons this summer on a Hunter--it was relaxing and thrilling at the same tie--can't wait for more next summer! Stop by soon-I'm holding a giveaway this week!

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  32. Beautiful photos! I spend my summers in Newport, RI and this is making me miss the summer so badly!

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  33. I've always thought it would be wonderful to know how to sail, but I know it's not that easy to learn. My friend has taken some classes because her husband sails a lot. I think I'll just be a passenger instead :) Gorgeous photos!

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  34. Gorgeous pix! I have such a thing for sailboats lately after seeing so many on St. Thomas :)

    Hope you're doing well, sweetie! I've missed u! xoxo

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  35. Oh such lovely pictures. I love sailing!! xo

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  36. this looks amazing! what a great trip! and I just read this post as that sailing scene from "wedding crashers" came on! "john-my-boy, man the woodwind for awhile"!

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