Monday, April 26, 2010

Last but not least

I know it seems like our whole life is a permanent vacation, but the truth is that it is pretty much only when others come to visit that we go on vacation ourselves, and do all the "tourist" things in St. Kitts. This is one of those times! Our last adventure with Darin and Lori before they had to fly home to their 5 children took a few twists and turns, but turned out to be an unforgettable day. After our large catamaran cruise was cancelled, we came up with a new plan- to rent our own mini-catamaran's and sail to Nevis (the island next to us) and eat lunch at Nesbit's Plantation.

What a great idea!


Lori was a little nervous about the plan, she was on the phone with her kids right up until we left. (Just in case. This probably wasn't really why, but we did have a discussion at this time about where our wills are located and who is supposed to take our children should something happen to us.)


Getting the boats ready for sea!


We had a small detour when Darin and Lori's sail broke and they were stranded out in the water. We had to sail close enough to grab their rope and tow them back to shore for a new boat. It was the best adventure for 2 brothers who are sportsmen at heart. In their minds the broken sail was the best thing that could have happened!




Finally back on our way to Nevis. We saw probably 6 or 7 leatherback sea turtles swimming right next to us. Remember they can get over 1000 lbs. They were huge!



After a long trip, we finally arrived at Nesbit's Plantation for lunch. We've been there before, by car/ferry, so this was fun to just sail up to shore and sit down for lunch. It is beautiful there so it was worth the hard work in sailing ourselves over into the wind and through the large waves when we got close to shore.


Brothers laughing about the adventures of the last few hours.


Time to make the trip back (you'll see the southern peninsula of St. Kitts in the background.)



Something we were glad to experience during our time here!


10 comments:

lexy said...

Looks like so much fun and quite scary!! ;) You look so great!

callred said...

Too scary for me!!!! Where is Lori's life jacket????? Crazy kids!!!!

abby said...

that looks so fun!!! how cool. i want to do that.

Burt Family said...

Wow...what an adventure! I can hear all the laughter now :)

Carman said...

ohmyworddddd!!! That looks fun and scary all at the same time!!! I'm sure it made for awesome memories that you will talk about for years to come!!! haha!!! Sooo cute!!!

Anonymous said...

That was a memory-maker! I'm impressed. Amye G

Niki Carter said...

Those are some great pictures. I love the one of you and Adrian and the one of Him and his brother!

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didiodoodle said...

Looks like an amazing time..what a BEAUTIFUL family!