Just a quick note, if you are seeing this post originally through Facebook you aren’t seeing the whole blog and only seeing the cover photo. There is a link at the end to ‘read the whole article’ that takes you to the blog page, which will have all the pictures and the full scoop. Sorry about any confusion, but it is a Facebook thing I cannot control. But thanks for joining us on our adventures! It’s been a busy week putting the boat back together and restarting our social life. We are trying our hardest to get back into full swing.
We had a bout of rain and it brought a rainbow that shone on Mt Hartman Bay. I didn’t take this lovely photo, but hope someone will tell me whose it was so I can give credit. It was shared around on Women Who Sail.
Everyone was talking about the full moon coming up and what they were going to do. There would be several full moon parties and dinghy drifts to choose from. Knowing this would be a super moon with an eclipse, I was especially looking forward to it. However, I worked all day in the galley cleaning every cupboard and every dish and putting everything back again. (I mentioned this earlier out of chronological order.) I was beat! I was sweaty! And all I wanted to do was sleep. But as the moon came up, Dave and I decided to go to the dinghy drift and then the dinghy concert later, if we had it in us.
The moon was beautiful and set the anchorage aglow. When a cloud cover came, I couldn’t see my nearest neighbor, Namaste, but when the moon broke free again I could see our friends from Caribbean Dream about 6 or 7 dinghies away. We tied up to Dan and Melissa from Slow Dancing and spent too long catching up. It was nice hanging out and swapping foods, wines, and stories, but by the time we got back to the boat it was after 9:00 pm and I could hardly keep my eyes open. Yes, we are early birds now. Up with the sun and down shortly after. Welcome to cruising life.
Eating out is so bad! It is hard to find good and healthy food and I try to avoid fried foods. So I am really glad to be cooking again. We made a major provisioning trip before turning in the car and I am back in control of our diets. This morning I made kitchen sink omelets. It was the least healthy thing I’ve cooked lately, but… BACON. Who can say no to bacon?
Dave and I joined in at Secret Harbour Marina for Texas Hold ‘Em again. This time I prepared: We arrived early and I drank two glasses of wine before the game even started. Don’t judge me! Everyone else was hitting the sauce, too, AND it was AFTER noon! Anyway, it worked. I didn’t get the jitters at all. I hung in there okay and came to the final table as the second chip leader, just behind Jason. A few people dropped out and we got to the final four with the top three paying out. Dave and Andy on Woodworker both had short stacks (not many chips left). But before knocking one out, Jason and I went head to head. Dave and Andy were happy to let us battle it out. Jason went ‘all in’ and I called him, even though he had more chips than me. He had a strong hand with two good pair, but I trumped him with a full house! My first ever! Final standings? I finished first, Dave second, and Andy third. We had 17 players at 20EC each, so Dave and my combined winnings were pretty good. Maybe a little pregame lubing isn’t such a bad thing, eh?
A group of us walked to Prickly Bay to play Bingo. Of course, having already gotten the day’s festivities going with poker, Brita and Jason from Blue Moon didn’t need any encouragement to get the dancing going before Bingo even started.
We met Devon (right) and Magne from Pantarei there. Magne is docked at Prickly Bay and is probably the biggest party animal we know, except for maybe Devon. So look out when you get these two guys together!
Brita started out the night by winning a free pizza and other items, but SURPRISE! she had a dance card and had to dance for it. Darren (the ball caller) seems to have a thing for cute blondes, so yeah, we all knew she’d dance.
Devon was also a winner, but more than one person called Bingo at the same time, so they had to have a dance off. Devon was very gentlemanly and tried to engage with the woman but she wasn’t really having it. Darren split the prize money between them anyway.
Brita won again. This time she got a chicken farm, complete with supplies and six chicks. She can’t raise them on the boat, so Devon offered to raise them in his chicken coop. All it takes is 6 weeks before they are ready to be eaten. By then, we will all be gone and heading north again, so Devon’s family will keep them. Magne had to leave early to pick up a guest at the airport, so Pam from Love-Zur played out his card for him. BINGO! Magne won the grand prize of cash, a pig, and a goat! But Pam had to dance for it.
Dave and I are still skunked. But I got to look at Darren’s balls again and was rewarded with a Digicel water bottle.
Take a little Texas Hold ‘Em, add in some bingo, and a lot of alcohol and what do you get? Apparently a testosterone surge and a man with with a need to prove his strength. Honestly, Jason amazed us all when he hauled Ken over his shoulder and took off around the bar. Of course it happened in a bar!
Then it was Dave’s turn, not to pick up Ken but to be picked up by Jason. Jason put a different spin on Dave’s trip, literally. And we were worried there might be some bad results. What an eventful day! Next, we have a moonlight hash without much moonlight and an after party with the potential for trouble…