Christmas Day began with the 3 of us jumping off the back of the boat into the warm Caribbean Sea as we’d promised each other we would, so different from last year in the U.K.
We entertained Angela & Christoph from Ithaka & Bert & Tina from Festina Lente, both German couples who had never had Christmas turkey roast… how surreal eating a full roast dinner in 30 degrees!!! We found a Leader Price supermarket which was well stocked and cheap, getting to it was fun as we read the route was by taking the dinghy down a mangrove river. This was followed by a 10 minute walk…. to find the supermarket had its own dinghy dock and we didn’t need to walk !! Still, we gave our guests a christmas day to remember 🙂
We had arranged to spend New Years eve with Steve & Helen from Allegrini back in Rodney Bay which was a win win as Caroline’s sister was flying in also for a 2 week holiday with us, her first time sailing!
Pontoon party ensued with a couple of gatecrashers and 4 ARC+ yachts still in the marina. After pre loading with alcohol, we all headed off to the boardwalk bar expecting live music and a party atmosphere, sadly it was all a bit subdued. Apparently the party atmosphere was on the beach where we weren’t…. note to self to check first next year for the lively place to be🤷🏻♂️
2 thoughts on “Happy new year!”
So nice and so happy to read you – what a great decision you took to start your retirement as early as possible – enjoy every minute, every second and be HAPPY 😃 – greetings from freezing Belgium but soon in the South 😍 – take care – hugs and kisses
Christmas dinner was wonderful. A real discovery. We really enjoyed it. Caroline impressed us with her cooking, logistic and provisioning skills. 10 different warm dishes in a pantry for 7 people. Amazing! Thank you so much.
Christoph and Angela