Christmas Day on the Sailboat
26 December 2017 | ZYC
It was Christmas Day on the sailboat,
With the smell of roasting chicken
The sprouts were just about ready
Only the gravy needed to thicken.
This year it's a de-boned chicken
Although the stuffing with figs and feta - is quirky
Because the oven isn't very big
Certainly too small for a turkey!
The presents had been opened
A sail each - for him and her
Plus a bottle of the local hooch
And spicy pickled onions in a jar
The wind rose ever higher
And we rocked from side to side
But our beefed-up mooring lines
Held us firm 'gainst wind and tide.
We ate out in the cockpit
The weather, howling all around
It's a really lovely feeling
Rocked and rolled quite firmly, but being safe and sound
Earlier we had 'messengered' our boys and their girls.
Chris and Polly are holidaying in Sri Lanka while Stew and Kim
Are in their cosy home in Wiltshire
2017 has been quite amazing
With excitement and sadness too
With new friends won and lost -
The tribulations of needing 'crew'!
With so much change around us -
A constant feature as we roam -
We value highly the support of friends and family
Around the World and back home.
Soon, DC will be casting-off again, to round the Cape of Storms
A right hand turn, then northwards
To Namibia, St Helena, Brazil, Barbados, Antigua, Bermuda and the Azores
Before Spain and la Linea on Gribraltar's western shores.
So, as Big Ben's final bongs of the year approach,
We say to all the readers of this Blog
Thanks! We love you. Have a healthy and Happy New Year
Which, in February, begins the Chinese Year of the Dog!