Something I realized while travelling is that I love sailing. I’ve done some sailing when I was a lot younger, but when I moved to the city I never got around to do it anymore. On my world trip I went sailing three times: once in Australia (Whitsunday Islands) and twice in New Zealand (Abel Tasman N.P. and Bay of Islands).
I just love the feeling of freedom it gives me. Feeling the wind, the water splashing up and the boat tilting to one side. During the trip at the Whitsundays I stayed on the boat for a couple of nights. One of the best parts was getting up early, just enjoying the silence of being pretty much on your own in a beautiful environment and see the world waking up.
In New Zealand there was a completely other thing that got me excited like a kid in a candy store. All of a sudden we were surprised by a couple of dolphins swimming along with the boat. It was so great to see them playing together and having fun swimming around the boat. When we anchored in a bay they even gave us a short show by jumping in and out of the water.
That’s why learning to skipper a sail boat is on my bucket list. Hopefully spring is coming soon so I can start taking classes.