HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY HONEY!!!!
23 July 2011 | Slip D-15, Good Sloop Altair, Big Game Club Marina!
Thanks so much to everyone who has helped to make Dudley's birthday memorable. He feels very loved with all the support about his amazing stamina for an 80 year old monster. He is truly an outstandingly magnificent man on so many levels and I'm so proud to be his woman!
We slept like a rock, akin to one from the Baths at Virgin Gorda! Didn't wake up til 8:30 this morning...we needed it very much and it's his birthday!
We took off for breakfast at Captain Bob's and then this is what he wanted for his birthday. To check out this yacht.
Well, if wishes were fishes we'd be swimming with schools of 'em.
Here's the only thing, other than relaxing, that he wanted to do for his birthday today. This schooner is the only other sailing vessel at this marina which was packed with weekend with fishing boats and yachts! They started arriving late last night, but this beauty is Dudley's dream or one of them.
She's a replica of L. Francis Herreshoff''s Ticonderoga. This schooner is called Mistral. To quote Herreshoff: " I've drooled over those drawings for more than 20 years, wondering how she'd feel under my feet in a fresh breeze and feisty sea. I sensed she'd be a spirited and friendly boat, a partner for a lifetime". Can you see why he's a magician yacht designer?
We chatted with the Captain, met the newest and third owner of this artistically, historically crafted ship and my camera battery held out long enough to capture a glimpse of one of many of Dudley's wishes for his birthday and every day. All wishes that start with a bigger, better, newer vessel to carry him on yet another journey like the one that's just about to close for us.
I love you honey and I wish with all my heart to be able to give you that!
Happy Birthday dear, sweet, wonderful man...who's all mine, totally mine...eat your hearts out!