A Birthday To Remember
26 January 2012 | Exumas, Bahamas
Each day is special here in Paradise but it is extra special to have something to celebrate while in Paradise. On Tuesday of last week we marked the passing of another year for Maxwell with all day festivities! First thing after birthday breakfast and coffee we slipped our mooring lines at Warderick Wells and set out for a fun day of perfect sailing. With our best buds on Cynergy (formerly Glass Slipper) right behind us we coasted along in pretty perfect conditions. (All because it was a birthday-day mind you! I placed the order weeks in advance for ideal weather.)
We set our sights for the afternoon to end up anchoring behind Belle Island, a privately owned island. Not usually a problem, just observe their privacy. No issue for us because we had plans of our own for evening merriment aboard Cynergy. We both anchored and marveled at the beauty of this well-groomed estate and talked about our awesome sail that we had just enjoyed. Not long after we were organizing ourselves for lunch we saw a small skiff pull up to our friends. They chatted a while before turning toward us for another chat. What we found out was that the owner happened to be on the island for lunch (of course she doesn’t live there, just drops in on her 8 million dollar helicopter) and she does not like to look at boats while dining. The nice gentleman on the skiff knows that by law he cannot make us move, as the water is public domain. So to entice us he offers expensive wine. AND, since he hears that it is Maxwell’s birthday from our buds he offers us two bottles for a total of three between the two boats! Heck yeah we will move! So we did.
Not sure if we learned our lesson as we planted our anchors behind another private island. This one we know is owned by Johnny Depp. But as the time passed no one was bothered by our presence. So dinner commenced aboard Cynergy with escargot as the first course and pork ribs for the main course. By the time dessert came around nobody had any room! We laughed into the night toasting our Birthday Boy!