This week we actually had people over including Fred and Jo on Caribbean Dream for sundowners; Brita and Jason on Blue Moon, Henry and Catherine on Mowzer, and Ken on Sunshine for some Wizard (a Canadian card game) and Cards Against Humanity. Good people, good times! The boat isn’t totally back together but close enough to host our friends. We are plugged in at the dock and can take advantage of the air conditioning on rainy days, so it’s the place to gather!
Meanwhile, Dave is still working hard at fixing things. We ordered a new VHF extension and controller for the helm. It didn’t quite look right when we received it and it didn’t fit in the connector, but Dave tried to install it anyway, changing out the connector and running a new wire.
It is a really tight work space behind the radio that Dave’s fingers barely fit in. However, he did a great job and got it all set up, but it was truly the wrong unit and was not compatible with our radio. Fortunately, when he returned it to Island Water World, they saw that the proper unit was ordered but the order was filled incorrectly, so they refunded Dave and reordered the correct one. Hopefully we will receive the right one next time. We are running out of time in Grenada.
This week’s hash was a moonlight hash with little moonlight. Everyone gathered near Port Louis just before the sun went down.
I’m not sure what Ken from Sunshine was describing, but his hand motions were enormous. I wish I had taken video. I’ll just say, we gave him a wide berth so as to not interrupt his story by an accidental fist in an eye.
As the hash got ready to start, Devon, Jason from Blue Moon, Stian from Pantarei, and I ditched out. We walked around the St George’s carenage to the Galaxy Night Club.
At first it was all so civilized and we patiently waited for bar service. But once the rum (or vodka in my case) started flowing, the fun began.
Jason noticed a slot machine with the same name as his boat: Blue Moon. I think he should have played it. If ever there was a sign that it was your lucky machine, wouldn’t that be it? But perhaps wisely, Jason passed on gambling and we started playing billiards instead.
Of course, as the drinking gets going, a trip to the restroom becomes necessary. Here, among the easily accessed urinals, Jason noticed the handicap stall. All you had to do to use it is go up two steps! In fact, the handicap stall is the ONLY stall that you have to climb steps to use! Classic!
Turned out that Jason and I didn’t make great billiards partners. I was really rusty and didn’t make anything in the pockets for the first couple games. Finally when I did make something, it was the cue ball when I was shooting the 8 ball. Doh!
Jason andI started playing better together and actually took the lead a couple games, but holding to the tradition I started Jason also scratched on the 8 ball. Having not won a single game, Devon took pity on me (but not on Jason) and switched partners so that I could be on the winning team for our last game. It wasn’t fair, though, because Stian met some locals and quit playing. Jason had to carry the entire load. Anyway, we had a ball (haha) and were starting to stagger a bit, so we made our way back to the hash.
Everyone drank some more before it was time to climb back into the bus. Stian met some cute girls and decided not to return with us. I knew he was fairly wasted, but we didn’t learn until the next day just how wasted he was. He did make it back to the boat safely although he doesn’t remember how, but I don’t think his puking ways impressed the girls that night. When we got back to Secret Harbour Marina, they were getting ready to close up shop. But they kept the bar open a while longer for us. The kitchen closed, though, and I think we needed food more than alcohol… but so it goes.
Perhaps that’s why this happened. There was more fun happening behind the bar than in front of it. David from Tempo was in rare form. I think the video speaks for itself. At the top of the page, we joined Henry and Catherine from Mowzer, Jason and Brita from Blue Moon, and Ken from Sunshine for happy hour and Friday night live music at Prickly Bay Marina. We all decided playing ‘Wizard’ aboard Livin’ Life would be more fun. And it was! But the night eventually degraded into a very politically incorrect night of ‘Cards Against Humanity’. It is not a game for everyone, but it is a riot with the right crowd! More fun to post…