Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Kiteboarding

Scott's first day out.  He was hooked!
The power of the wind is something that we as sailors are very in-tune with...There is nothing quite like harnessing the force of the wind in a sail and making yourself move towards a destination or nowhere at all.  For those of you who have done this - you get what I am talking about.  For those of you who haven't, go out to the nearest lake, rent a little sailing dinghy or windsurfer and make yourself move - you will not be sorry!

Scott has always been an athlete and has been on the lookout for a sport to enjoy while we are cruisers that is both exhilarating and space conscious and he has found it in kiteboarding.  He's invested heavily in this new activity both financially and emotionally and so far, he loves it.  It is, however, considered an "extreme sport" so if you are interested in doing this you should not do so without proper direction from a certified kiteboarding instructor. 

We're looking forward to getting back to the tradewinds and seeing what Scott can do with another sort of sail.  There is a great school down in Union Island in the Grenadines and we're looking forward to hooking up with our friends there when we get back!






4 comments:

Princess Aboard said...

My hubby has been wanting to try this sooooooooo bad. Glad to hear it's as fun as he hoped.

Anonymous said...

Where does he find the time? You've got a newborn.

Windtraveler said...

@ Anonymous...what? we have a newborn?? LOL. He finds the time, she's a very good and very easy baby so a Saturday or Sunday away is no big deal for us. :)

Mid-Life Cruising! said...

That sounds like sooo much fun! We'll be happy just to have a shot at windsurfing! Who says you can't still do lots of fun things with a newborn?! Our baby girl never stopped us! =)

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