Yesterday was a spring tide (highest high tide and lowest low tide) so they were very strong indeed, so no surprise there. What was a surprise however was the weather. After a brief gust the wind settled down gently and so did the sea, and out came glorious sunshine for most of the day! It wasn't quite Greece but it certainly made us all feel that it was worth the effort to come out. We sailed around quite happily for a few hours while the tide allowed us before returning to the marina and our snug berth. Was it eventful? No. Did it need to be? No.
Actually it still surprises me how little it takes to move people to a place outside of their normality. When we set up Shadow Wind CIC I had planned all sorts of adventures to take people to what I considered to be out of their normal environment, but I needn't have worried. I have now seen how many people feel it is an adventure simply coming to the marina and being on the boat, let alone go out to sea. I have taken people out who have lived in Liverpool all of their life but never seen all of the docks and the city from this perspective. And here I have also seen the response to people becoming a part of something that has given them a different inner perspective too.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness... Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime".