Our friends invited us over for an afternoon of boating so Bug went on his first boat ride. It's been years since I've been on a boat so I was looking forward to it (I'm terrified of water but love being on speedboats--sailboats, not a chance).
Bug agreed to wear the life vest without a fuss because we explained that Curious George wears one when he's on a boat. Whatever works, right? Bug was offered the chance to steer the boat--with our fearless skipper right behind him--but the levers and buttons were too appealing. He figured out the throttle and for a moment we were 'full speed ahead' and once he turned the key and shut the boat down (um, sorry about that). A few times he tried to position himself as though he were planning to pose for the toddler version of the Titanic poster but I proved I can move pretty fast.
We docked the boat and Bug climbed a lighthouse and ran through the Maritime Museum. After a little more time on the boat (without Bug in command, thankyouverymuch) we stopped at a secluded beach and he had a great wandering around and watching the 'yucky' jellyfish. He helped pull the anchor up and we were on our way.
When it was time to leave our friends' house, Bug decided he wanted to stay. It seems our Cap'n Bug found his sea legs.