Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Beach Party Feb 4-6

Back to Francis Bay for some R& R. Snorkel, swim, snorkel and hang out at the beach. Fellow Whitby owners, Diane and Randy on "Sinbad" happened by to reminded us about Fatty Goodlanders birthday party on the beach. Pot luck and what a spread. Fatty himself was in great form and played and sang. The beach was a rockin, so much so that the park rangers showed up. Busted all those 60- 70 year old partiers. Must be the "wild Years" not the "Golden Years"
There were 4 Whitby owners at this bash ( including ourselves ) Cool!

The Start of the Spread

Fatty Himself

Dar and Diane

Dinghy Parking lot

My wood  for a new nav station organizer is ready in St Thomas..... why take the boat back when there are quicker ferry's.
So, up at dawn, beach the dinghy at Maho, and I really mean beach, a rogue wave came out of nowhere just as we were dragging her out of the surf. Bam over the dinghy and drenched from ass to tea kettle. The hike up the 300+ stairs is usually not too bad, but with a salty tush its not so nice. We just make the trolley into Cruz Bay for a fast ferry to St Thomas.
Grab our wood, Lunch at Tickles, meet up with Randy and Diane, they are here for a new Bimini, mail Sadies birthday card,wash off the morning salt with a little tropical rain and then back on the ferry, trolley, down the steps, in to dinghy and back to the boat.  Trip costs over $100.00. Hindsight!  take our boat next time.

Happy Hours with Dar and Carl each night, but Carl is not doing so good. He's lethargic, forgetfull and just not Carl. Their daughter, an emergency doctor in San Francisco, says get him to S Thomas hospital NOW.

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