Party aboard Rockhopper
07 May 2009 | Anchored off Gouvia
Clear blue skies and hot
Rockhopper invited all the boats in the anchorage over for drinks and dips at 4pm so we went along with Argonaut (USA), the Swedish couple we met in Roccella and who have since arrived here, and a Dutch couple who none of us had met. The afternoon started off very nicely with nibbles and drinks and very civilised chit chat and then progressively dissolved as we all hoofed into the Greek wine and beer. Things really picked up when the dancing started and when the gents visits to the bow to check out the roller-furling increased and we all felt we'd lose one of them over the side as they staggered forward. As the sunset at around 9.30 and Ray had developed a whole new wriggle in his dancing style it was time to pour him into the dinghy and head back home. He managed getting into the dinghy very well, considering everything. Our Swedish mate wasn't so lucky and managed to take a dip in the drink. A sobering moment. With his wife at the oars, she then rowed him home....I think he might put the motor on the dinghy today.