Wednesday 16 July 2008

Sailing




On Monday Seán started his two-week training with the Sailing Club out in Carlingford. Last year he completed Level zero, and Level 1. This year, Lord-willing, he will be completing Level 2. He loves it and I am grateful.

I know how important it is for kids (especially home-schooled) to be active and that it is preferable for them to have an interest in at least one sport. Over the years we have tried him in various sports; Soccer, Rugby, Horse riding and Ice skating being some of them, and so we are VERY glad that he has settled on one that he likes... loves!

He is crazy about any kind of boats. He said when he grows up he wants to join the Irish Navy. He likes to go swimming most weeks, and over the past few years we send him to the swimming camps a couple of times a year where he has come along really well.

Both his grandfathers were sea men and there is no doubt in my mind that it is in the blood...

You would want to hear some of the stories he has been telling me this last two days, how he is enjoying the races, stealing other peoples wind, helping out on the rescue boat, falling into the water, tying knots and having rowing races... Can't wait to hear the update this evening! I will post a few photos over the fortnight.

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