Shark Bait Ooooooh Ha-Ha!
03 June 2009 | Taha'a, French Polynesia
As you can see from the above picture (and more in the Photo Gallery), Polynesian Night happened and we enjoyed it "full-throttle". In the center of the photo is our Master of Ceremonies. How would he go over in Newport, Rhode Island??? The whole crew of s/y Carl Linne joined us for the party at our hotel. Whenever there's a good bash, our buddies Greg, Jinny, Steve and Gabby are close at hand. You may recall we all did the Marquesan pig roast, too! I have a feeling our sailing paths won't be crossing much further and we're so happy to get some extra time w/them. When the MC called us all down to the beach to witness the fire breathing and more dancing, the entire roster of hotel guests paraded behind this character, all making grunting sounds and loud cheers. Cole and Tommy have promised to get similar full-body tatoos while Camo and I are settling for the grass skirts and floral leis.
More cheering happened this morning when Zen left the railway station and pulled back into the Pacific two full days early! She eased back in without a hitch. A cruiser asked Tommy if she was built earlier this year. Right-O! Or as Jinny would say in her British accent, "Brilliant!" Zen, now almost 5 years old, is all buffed up, has perfect bottom paint, sparkling propellors, and all oils freshly changed. She's anchored off our hotel where she'll stay for the next 2 days. Tommy will enjoy the hotel for the first time without commuting an hour to the marina. The family has already planned a few events to enjoy before departing our home-away-from-home. One of them is SHARK FEEDING. Shark Bait Ooooh Ha Ha! Stay tuned for those pictures!!