Let me start with the truth…I get motion sickness…really easily…sometimes even when my husband is driving the car. So I am probably not the best candidate to take a sailing tour, but, I am also the kind of person who is willing to try just about anything once.
the crystal clear turquoise waters at the port
We had talked about taking a sailing tour when we were in Thailand last September, but the waters were a little rough, and that definitely put me off. But, here we are in beautiful Greece, and I have been feeling inspired to continue to push myself to be adventurous. So I decided to surprise the hubby with a sunset sailing cruise around Santorini with Sunset Oia Sailing Cruises.
our sailboat coming into port to pick us up
Looking at the experience from a glass half-full perspective, we had a great day. The hubby truly had a blast – he loved sailing, and couldn’t get enough of jumping off of the boat and swimming around in those glistening Greek waters. And for me, well, it definitely wasn’t a worst case scenario (thank the Lord), but I can also officially say that sailing isn’t quite my cup of tea. Or anything with a lot of rocking movement. Or fast movement. Or roller coasters. You get the idea. (Man, I sound like a lot of fun, right?!?)
the hubby practicing his cannon ball off of the side of the boat
the beautiful sun-kissed waters of Santorini
Regardless of sailing not being for me, I am really grateful that we got the opportunity to share in this experience. For us, it was the most beautiful way to experience Santorini – the views of the sea, of Oia and of Santorini were absolutely breathtaking. But the very best part? The pictures. We have a lot of happy memories to look back on and smile about. (And I get to enjoy all of them from dry land!)