Friday, March 14, 2008

Pirate's Cove - Riding

Of course, we get together at Pirate's Cove to ride, not to act like eleven-year-olds on our first trip to Disneyland (we're all far too mature for that). So here's a bunch of pictures of everybody showing off their stuff.

Giving the tourists a little something more for their money.

Full disclosure, I had what for me felt to be a pretty darn good run, but I will post the picture so you can see how far I have to go!

Pirate's Cove - House

Everybody tired of the old pictures? Yeah, me too.

A couple weeks ago we were invited to Pirate's Cove. If you're one of the few people we haven't bored to tears with our stories, Pirate's Cove is a house/houses/compound... whatever, where some of our foiling friends get together to ride and hang out at the house. It's an amazing place and this time we actually got some decent pictures, although you really can't do it justice. It's just something you have to see to believe.

This first picture is the main house and upper pool, taken from the driveway/courtyard entrance area.

From farther away, another look at the main house. Our room is the upper floor to the left in this picture.

One of dozens of interesting displays, this is the deck of the big pirate ship. When you step down onto the deck, it tilts gently back and forth, which is pretty entertaining the first time you step on it. Ok, it's entertaining for everybody else, anyway. Once you pass the tilting deck, you can look down on part of the water slide and the lower pool.

How awesome is it to have your own water slide?

Another shot of the upper pool and what may be the world's largest bean bag chair.

One of my personal favorite parts of the house, the upper hot tub overlooking the lake.

The big pirate ship, water slide exit and lower pool complete with rope swing.

This overlooks the new area which is still under construction. When completed, this will include a tamer water slide for the kiddies and a wave pool. You guys all have your own wave pools, right? At the bottom right of the picture you can see the lower hot tub and the bow of the big pirate ship.

The view from our room.

The entrance to the water slide.

The lower pool.

Another picture of the water slide exit and lower pool with hot tub in the background.

The mast of the smaller pirate ship, which is actually pretty much just the mast. Unfortunately we didn't get any pictures, but we had a serious diver there this time doing all kinds of crazy dives off the mast.

So that's some of Pirate's Cove, hope you enjoyed the pictures!