My passion about the ocean & all things sea-related – surf, sailing, snorkeling,… – is no secret.
Luckily hubby has the same passion, or he probably got infected by me… Anyway, this winter we decided to get our boating license.
I don’t know if it’s everywhere the same, but here in France there are several boating licenses. We first got the “coastal” license, that allows to go as far as 6 nautical miles from a shelter.
We planned then to take the “no-limits” (sorry don’t know how to call it in English ;p) boating license, that allows to navigate with no restrictions.
You know, I have this daydream about sailing the world with hubby & our future kids & be able to rent a boat without needing a skipper on board…
Anyway, in February we obtained our “coastal” boating license.
In front of the Eiffel Tower ahah! If this isn’t classy… 😉
Our instructor suggested to take the river boating license, as we would have enjoy it more living in Paris, as we would then be able to rent a boat in Paris & sailing around.
I don’t know why we didn’t think about it ourselves?!
Anyway, 2 weeks ago we obtained our river boating license and last Sunday we had our first boat day near Paris!! So fun!
I found a boat to rent near Paris through Click & Boat, an app to rent boats between private persons.
We embarked some friends – plus Nino, the dog we were dog-sitting – & off we sailed!
We were so keen to enjoy our first boat day, that we didn’t mind the weather wasn’t perfect…
So at a certain point, we found ourselves under a heavy rain 😉
But more is needed to take our good mood away! 🙂 Especially since after half an hour, a bright sun came out!
We wandered around the Seine river, admiring the surroundings,
looking four our dreamy house,
laughing & chatting!
Honestly there are so many amazing places around Paris. Who would have imagined living in Paris & renting a boat, sailing around in such a beautiful surround!
We passed without any problems the locks – we were a bit worried about it 😉
And we randomly found the perfect spot for a picnic.
We enjoyed the sun, laying on the grass,
before taking the water again 😉
^couldn’t be happier! 😀
We arrived back at the port, just in time to admire a glorious sunset on the river!
Just the perfect way to end another perfect day!
Can’t wait for more boat days to come!!