Last week, the air around here was filled with many boisterous “Ahoy matey!”-s, “Yo ho ho!”-s and “ARRRRRRR”-s as the Vancouver-based CounterPath team channeled their inner Jack Sparrows for a pirate-themed scavenger hunt.
Here at CounterPath, we think it’s pretty important take a break from making software every once in awhile to kick back and just hang out together. And while the foosball and pool tables in our offices get lots of use, we all look forward to our annual outing. Technically I guess you could call it a ‘corporate team building event’ but that’s too stuffy for us – we just call it having a good time.
In previous years, CounterPathians have ziplined and skied in Whistler, raced canoes, played softball and gone paintballing. This year we packed our eye-patches and boarded boats at Sewell Marina in Horseshoe Bay for an unforgettable morning of cruising the waters.
Shiver me timbers, check out those outfits:
Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! We’re off!
The scavenger hunt had us motoring all over the bay looking for flags and markers, and the beautiful scenery was a bonus.
But with this gang o’ scallywags, you knew there was bound to be some trouble on the high seas too…
While we all had an amazing time, only one group of pirates could win the ultimate booty – first place medals (and boasting rights, of course).
After a morning of scavengering, it was time to walk the plank… all the way to the nearby Boathouse Restaurant where we refuel with some delicious grub before heading back to the city.