A visit with Friends
23 December 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
A visit with dear friends…
This morning I finally broke out the textileine material and the sewing machine and finished the sunshade that has needed completion since last year. After putting it up and taking it down 7 times, adding pins, cutting material, etc. we finally finished and now have complete sunshade along the starboard, and aft portions of the boat. Since these are the areas that the sun beats down on from mid-morning thru sunset, they are the most critical portions to finish. Right after we put all the pieces away and were deciding what to do for the afternoon we were hailed by Ocean Jedi…Yeah, they are on their way to Francis Bay, and shortly we can see them coming thru the cut. In short order they are tied to a mooring just two away from us, and they call to invite us over for a visit. We meet their guests who are lovely people, and while away the afternoon, visiting and watching the family enjoy all the watersports they offer. KTM & Cris, we also reminisced that today is the anniversary of the power outage in St. Thomas…but now that I think on it…maybe that was yesterday? Well it was a funny memory anyway!
On our way back to the boat we stopped by Hoofbeats and joined them, Tony & Sharon, for a drink, along with Ed and Cathy, from Windstar who were already aboard. Pretty soon we will know everyone in the harbor! Then, finally, back to the boat….where we enjoy a lovely sunset, our lights in the cockpit as the sky darkens and seeing the lights of St. Thomas shimmering along the hillside to the west of us.