Thankful Thursday

It’s Thankful Thursday hosted by Brian of Brian’s Home. He wants us to post what we’re thankful for.

I think it’s a good thing to do each week.

Focus on the positive things in our lives.

Make sure you link up to the Blog Hop at Brian’s Home and get the code to put on your blog. Then visit all the participants.

Our trip to Village West Yacht Club was fun. It was a bit of work for us as we were the event coordinators. That means we make sure that everyone knows what to do, what’s being offered and whatever events that are planned.
The two top pictures are the fleet from two different angles. We had a total of 13 boats that enjoyed the weekend. Every single person came even though there were strong winds both Friday and Saturday.

The bottom left picture is a shot of the sunset from our helm. Nothing like a sunset on the water. The bottom right picture is our runabout. We towed it to the event so we could ferry folks from the yacht club dock to the marina guest dock for breakfast and or lunch on Saturday. If you don’t have some kind of transportation it’s 8 tenths of a mile in each direction. Some folks don’t care for that kind of a walk.

This is what we passed heading home Sunday morning. There are a lot of ships that go up and down the San Joaquin River. And there is our runabout being towed home.

What are you thankful for today?

72 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

    • Sandee says:

      You can come with us Princess Leah. You’d make a great boat dog. That’s what we call pups that like boating. πŸ™‚

  1. Ann Thompson says:

    Thanks for the boat ride. I enjoyed that. Eight tenths of a mile isn’t too terribly far but if it’s extra warm and humid it could feel more like eight miles.

    • Sandee says:

      Yes it is. We spent so many years working and now it’s time to enjoy the time we have left doing what we love. πŸ™‚

    • Sandee says:

      That’s the easiest way to get it from point A to point B. Long ago I would drive the little boat and hubby would take the big boat to places, but we missed our being together so we decided to rig it to tow. I was driving the boat when the freighter past us. Hubby was taking the video. πŸ™‚

  2. Pix Under the Palm Fronds says:

    Loved your video, loved the sounds. Miss our boating days. Good thankful post. I had to smile at your runabout being towed… looked like it was enjoying the free ride. Call me crazy but I’d have to give the runabout a name,maybe it already has one πŸ™‚

  3. Eastside Cats says:

    Once a week, The Hubby and I drive into Grosse Pointe, which is on Lake St. Clair just where it turns into the Detroit River. We watch the pleasure boats, and the fishing people, and the tankers and huge ships that stay ‘way out in the channel. The Clinton River winds its way through our city, Mount Clemens, and so I see lakes and rivers every day. I am lucky!

    • Sandee says:

      Yes you are lucky to do this once a week. We so enjoy anything that’s on or near the water and we sure love our boats. πŸ™‚

  4. Kismet says:

    My peep remembers being on a sailboat in New London, CT where the Navy submarines are. A sub had to made adjustments because sailboats have the right of way..

    • Sandee says:

      I agree it was wonderful because we were together. Thank you for all you do to make these events fun. I love you too. β™₯

  5. Invisibly Me says:

    Oooo that’s fab, I love seeing your photos to get a feel for your boating events. Out of curiosity, is that river pronounced the same way as the actor (ie. Joaquin as ‘whack-in’?) xx

    • Sandee says:

      Yes, it’s pronounced the very same way. You can travel this body of water from downtown Stockton all the way to the bay of San Francisco. We’ve done that more than once. πŸ™‚

  6. Debbie D. says:

    What a lovely way to spend the weekend. πŸ™‚ You are so right! There’s something special about sunsets on the water. I am thankful that we finally have some decent weather! (Although, it rained yet again, this morning. Thankful that it has stopped, now. )

    • Sandee says:

      We looked at RVs when we first retired and just never could get our arms around all the road time. We went to look at boats and we bought one in a week. It was meant to be. Hope your decent weather holds. πŸ™‚

  7. Cecilia Upchurch says:

    Sandee, I am thankful that you are sharing stories about your boating life. WOW….I love how you have ‘gatherings’.
    That is one big ship with lots of contraptions on it.
    The video was such fun…I could almost feel the breeze in my bangs.
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. catscue says:

    I love watching boats pass by, as I am landlocked I’m glad you shared one with us – what a huge boat that was!

    • Sandee says:

      We see these out and about all the time. Sometimes several in one day. We always say freighter alert when we see one coming. πŸ™‚

  9. caren gittleman says:

    I could listen to the sound of that water all day (sigh), your boat looked so cute being towed lol……..sweet of you both to spare people the walk by ferrying them. The sunset photo was beautiful! Looks like it was a huge success! I wanna go! xoxoxo

    • Sandee says:

      Me too. I also love it when it rains and the gentle rocking of the boat is good too. I wish you could have been with us. πŸ™‚

  10. Cathy Kennedy says:


    When we were first married, we spent some time on DH’s brother’s ski boat. That was fun. It was rather peaceful but I didn’t really enjoy being in the water. It made me nervous. I wasn’t very good at skiing, either. I do like sitting by the water, though. It’s very calming and relaxing. Speaking of which our first vacation to Maine in 1989, our hotel room was right on a wharf with the water beneath it and we could hear the waves wash under us. Wow, that so soothing and helped me to drift fast to sleep each night. πŸ™‚

    • Sandee says:

      Boating isn’t for everyone. I’ve been on boats since my early adult life. Love being on the water. Love being on the ocean in a hotel room too. Great sleeping. πŸ™‚

    • Sandee says:

      Sometimes when we’re on our boat for days we come home and can still feel like we’re on the water. It’s a fun thing. πŸ™‚

  11. Gilly says:

    Lovely – thanks for that peek into your boating life. Must be lovely to get out onto the water whenever you want to. I’m afraid that won’t happen for me until I have enough money to buy a massive yacht with full crewπŸ˜‚ I have no water skills or knowledge whatsoever and would probably have collided with that ship! I am thankful for my good health and the sense not to try and drive a boat.

    • Sandee says:

      Boats have brakes, but not in the standard way like a care. It’s called reverse. I can drive the boat, but I don’t like the close in work. It’s such fun. πŸ™‚

  12. Magical Mystical Mimi says:

    What am I thankful for today??? This post with those photos and that video! Holy crow! The event coordinators too?! Criminey. How fun and exciting was this? I know it came with a lot, A LOT of hard work but I bet it is soooo worth it. – Hey, I looked up that ship, Malto Hope. I just wanted to see what it was hauling and there are websites that track those ships. I had no idea! It doesn’t say what it hauls but it tells you where it’s from – Panama – all of the ship stats AND the location, which is kinda’ weird for the general public to have that info. But SOOOOO cool! Yay for you guys!! I hope you document all of your adventures. πŸ™‚ And here’s to a million more ahead!

  13. Jan K says:

    That looks so fun! I miss being out on the water, even though we only had a fishing boat that we took for day trips on rivers and lakes. There is something so relaxing about the water.

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