Now for a different experience on The Bossa … family visits … and with partners.
We’ve often had Tim and Abbey join us here in the Whitsundays, usually at different times, but this is a first with each having their partners joining us also. And, both partners are not yachties!
So, with lots of texts back and forth about what to bring (and not bring) … sea sickness tablets, ear plugs, chocolate, books … and the drink requirements shopping finalised, The Bossa welcomed its big wash-down and spring clean and was all ready for guests.
We collected Abbey and Nathan from Hamilton Island and then spent the next ten days visiting the usual Whitsunday haunts – Whitehaven Beach, Cid Harbour, Stonehaven, Butterfly Bay, Langford Reef, Nara Inlet and Chalkies Beach. The winds were kind to us and although we had a few cloudy days we had plenty of sunshine and managed some snorkeling, swims, kayaks and walks.
We love having the kids on board and we were ready for some company. We are with each other 24/7 so a bit of new conversation doesn’t go astray! And we had some new games to introduce to them, thanks to the game kings on Vivacious.
So how did Nathan (the non boatie) go?? We threw him the deep end on the first night out ‘at sea’ with an o’nighter at Whitehaven Beach. It was a bit rolly so I don’t think he had a great sleep but the Kwells he took seemed to help him with the bumpy sails, along with the ear plugs for the noisy nights and more importantly, no sunburn. So after ten days, he’s done pretty well we think and of course we hope he wants to return! He even managed to land a rather large fish (it was a mack tuna, yuk, but that wasn’t his fault!) and master the dinghy driving.
On our last night we enjoyed a beach bbq at Chalkies Beach with Easy Tiger and Alice. Love a fire on the beach!
We will return to Hamilton Island later today to collect Tim and Kaycee (and watch the GF, go Tigers). We have two nights in the Hamilton Island Marina with all six of us on board!!
This will be a first!