We sailed along the Elizabeth River in Norfolk with the sail Nauticus program and had an absolute blast. I had never been sailing, and I will admit that the only sailing terminology I was proficient with I learned from an episode of Friends. Thanks, Rachel Green.
Our instructor was super cool and actually grew up right down the road from me and went to my high school prom. Small world, right?! Both Parker and I got to drive the boat for a while and managed to keep everyone alive, so that's a sailing win in my book. I was a little worried about getting seasick (we went deep sea fishing for our honeymoon and we both got sick), but the water was thankfully super calm.
Fun fact: The Sail Nauticus program in Norfolk is a nonprofit created as an after school program for under privileged middle schoolers. I loved that and thought it was such a neat way to teach kids a cool hobby they otherwise may not have the chance to be exposed to. Pretty cool program, so if you're ever in the Norfolk area and want to go sailing, I highly recommend Sail Nauticus!
This little sailing trip was the perfect way to cap off our 4th year of marriage. It was a fun experience and something different. We had a blast, so I foresee future sailing trips in our future!