But the best part of being at camp is always the new friendships and the memories you make together that link you forever. Our fellow boaters and staff here at Le Phare Bleu are that exactly! They have become our family away from home.
Each morning the ladies (and sometimes Bruce) get together to workout. Classes range from yoga, boot camp, water aerobics and everything in between.
Scrubbing out the cockpit.or prepping stuff for dinner but we always try to be in the pool by 4, if not sooner :) The kids play with their friends while we chat it up with ours
That’s what a typical day looks like.
The exceptions are:
Every Tuesday we shuttle taxi into town to provision; aka- grocery shopping, with friends. The girls and I grab a quick lunch out before spending a few hours at the store.
The loot.Then the process of finding everything a space on the boat begins! Those days don't see much proper schooling; the meal planning, shopping for the best price and critical thinking practice for storage is enough “real world” skill honing, in my opinion!
Thursday afternoons Andrew and I try to sneak away for cooking class. It is a fun way to get some time together while expanding our sometimes boring menu :)
And every week has one other activity squished in somewhere, whether it be a kids’ outing or hiking the waterfalls, we definitely stay busy.
Last week we joined our friends aboard Higgins to celebrate Oliver’s b-day at the inflatable waterpark.
Over the weekend, we had a proper 40th b-day for yours truly with all our friends on the dock. We had an amazing potluck dinner,
But I think the highlight of our week was 3 days later when we celebrated Aaron (from Take Two)’s 14th birthday by hiking the Seven Sisters Waterfalls. Hiking is not my favorite pastime but when the reward is so great it is definitely worth it.
That brought us back to fall 6 where our entire party waited below to cheer us on. Our guide explained how to safely jump and land the 35’ drop and demonstrated it perfectly.
View from the top before Andrew jumped.Eli, who had already jumped this fall once showed no hesitation and flew off the edge.
The girls and I have also started doing a few dance classes a week, just to keep us from getting rusty ;) It is so fun to share a love of dance with them. They’ve even had one of their friends join in the classes. She has never danced before but is enjoying working hard to learn a few steps and doesn't complain too much about being sore :)
Paige is working on a few new songs on her ukulele
So I guess you can see that we stay pretty busy!
Things learned aboard this week:
Time is moving so fast! I can't believe we’ve been gone 9 months now. The girls are growing so much. They’ve become so independent and smart, luckily they’ve stayed sweet ;) And Andrew keeps taking me on dates and outings for just us two, reminding me regularly that it will be just us, too soon. Then we have the big 4 0 - now that just can't be right, I’m pretty sure I’m still in my twenties!
Today, like everyday, is another day in paradise. But they say we have weather headed our way. Next week we will share how our hurricane prep went. We are hoping the latest storm doesn't turn into anything mean but we will be prepared for it anyway!