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19th May 2017

Winds of Change

Well, today saw me going out on the sea with Chris from Crystal Marine as the next part of my RYA Day Skipper Training.

The day here in Peyia , started with stormy seas, heavy cloud and rain so when Chris, who was over in Latchi, rang to offer to cancel todays lesson, I was SOOOO tempted but decided not to be a wuss and to just go for it!

Scary as the thought of the lesson was, it was even more scary because todays lesson was on Chris’s own boat: the steering ”went” on ours, when Tony and I were practicing mooring up, so I was very nervous about everything…

I’ve a great respect for the sea and love to sit and look at it – preferably from our home a distance away from the coastline! Today, knowing the weather forecast was changeable to say the least – and that the wind direction was variable with strength in the gusts, I really did question whether or not I’d made the right decision in going ahead with the lesson….

Thankfully, Chris is patient and a great teacher. The steering on his boat was working – and the biggest challenge I had was that the wind kept changing direction, at one point gusting behind the boat outside of the harbor, then blowing towards the boat, I the harbor.

Still, am back on dryland now and can honestly say I loved the experience today. A whole lot of this was because this lovely island of Cyprus is to wonderful to live and learn on. From driving over the hills from Coral Bay to Latchi, to taking the boat out onto the waters at Latchi, with the Troodos mountains in the distance on one side and the Akamas Peninsular on the other coupled with infinite open sea ahead, it just felt like anything was possible and that I MAY even learn to do this skippering, properly in time!

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