It has been another busy month or so in our island life. We've been a bit quiet as we are clearly having too much fun :-)
We've had decent periods of trade winds which meant we've been busy kiting our hearts out and both our kids have taken to the sport with our son absolutely HOOKED on kite surfing! It's certainly a fantastic motivational factor in his home schooling - getting it done early in the morning to get to 'playtime', aka as surfing, kite surfing or free diving, as soon as possible :-)
If the wind isn't blowing, we've been making the most of the calm days free diving the stunning reefs around here. The sea life here really is amazing and we are just about guaranteed to encounter sharks, turtles and manta rays among the colorful other tropical fish each time we go out. Aren't we lucky!!!
We've also done some neat hikes for some breathtaking views of all the beautiful reefs clustering the islands and are equally enjoying 'island time' which means we are quite happy to relax on the boat with a good book in hand. After nearly 7 years of working 7 days a week on projects, whether it was building a house or rebuilding the boat, it is just awesome living life at a slower pace without having to feel guilty of not working on a long to-do-list!
Meanwhile the annual Musket Cove Regatta week has started on Friday last week and we are enjoying a bit of socialising and sailing for the week. We were really looking forward to the hobie cat racing as we've been in the finals about 8 years ago but unfortunately we didn't make it through the first round as we had absolutely no wind. Despite my competitive side emerging and me laying on the starboard hull paddling the cat around the entire course we lost out to the other boat. The young surfer dude aboard clearly outpaddled me - haha! If you follow us on our social media accounts you would have already seen a few photos pop up in our stories and there will be more coming ;-)
As I've mentioned in my last blog post, we are working on a few interesting things at the moment and hopefully I will be able to share some of them with you all soon! Have a look below at some photos I took of Camara under sail the other day and some videos from the last few weeks. If you haven't done so already, please subscribe to our YouTube Channel as we will utilise it a lot more in the future :-)
On a last note, if you've seen our posts in regards to looking for people who'd like to join us aboard, feel free to share those posts. We are keen to hear from anyone who would like to plan their next holiday aboard Camara.