I’ve written before about how one of the definite highlights of expat life in the Seychelles is getting to go on boat trips!
Well we recently got to indulge in just that.
It’s been a little while since we’ve done a boat trip. The longest time Arthur has been on a boat is an hour and Freddie, at only 3 months old had obviously never been on one! This was the perfect opportunity to be able to go with the kids.
So, every year the school hosts an annual dinner dance and auction. One of the travel company’s always donates an outing on a big amazing catamaran. Last year it was won by a man who donated it to the PTA as a way to help raise some more money for the school.
This meant that for a few hundred rupees (about £20) me, Mark and the boys were able to spend an amazing full day out on the boat.
The catamaran is truly amazing with a large indoor area. This was perfect for Freddie as it meant we could keep him out of the sun! It ended up being great for us all in the end as we did have a couple of rain showers while we were out!
When we got on the boat Arthur was at first a little unsure, until he realised that he could jump on the trampoline things at the front (yeah, that’s the technical term for those bits….) then he was delighted!!
There was about 50 people from the school out with us. It was such a great day. I’ve only included pics where you can’t really see anyone else in, just purely because they might not wish to be included on my blog!!
Freddie was amazing all day. We very nearly didn’t go on the trip as we were worried about being out on the boat all day, but as I mentioned before there was a big indoor area and that was what made us decide to come. We needn’t have worried anyway, he was so good. Everyone was loving getting Freddie cuddles, and he was delighted to be getting lots of attention! We kept him inside a lot of the day but did get him out when it clouded over and cooled off a little towards the end of the day.
We sailed around stopping off at different islands and beaches for lots of swimming and jumping off the boat. Arthur loved getting in!! He was a little nervous getting too far away from the boat but he did amazingly well for such a little guy! He thought it was great that the steps went right into the water. We didn’t get any pics of us in the water, we were too busy having fun!
The boat was out 9-5 and Arthur did not stop the whole day. We didn’t stress about him not having a nap, he was having so much fun and he was so well behaved!
As always when out on a boat you get some pretty amazing views
I really like this picture of Mark and I, was so sad that there was water on the lens!
I couldn’t believe it when we pulled back up to the jetty. The day had gone so fast, it was amazing. The weather had been a little all over the place, but that worked for us, it meant it wasn’t too hot and we didn’t get burned! Arthur crashed out in the car on the way home, which then resulted in him not actually going to sleep till about 10pm, not ideal, BUT that was a small price to pay for an amazing day out. Days like this where we are reminded of what an amazing place we live in! There are of course hard days, and days where things get on our nerves about here, but getting to go out on a boat like this with our kids is so incredible!!