So we had a party of course!
But first, because this is a blog mostly about sailing, let me get one picture out of the way.
|On the stalwart Defender, I am furthest to the front, Pim is next, and then you can see the back of Jim's head. Credit: HT|
Ok, now that I've gotten that out of my system...
There was a birthday, so of course there had to be a party. The Captain promised rum and barbequed pork to everyone who came. And come they did, bringing salads and wine and bread and - well, it is Jamaica after all - more rum. It was a glorious evening with friends and an excellent celebration.
|Party prep & the early birds.|
|The Captain examining our dinner.|
|Everything else to eat.|
The party food was that perfect mash-up that all potlucks have, dishes that complement each other through the coordination of the universe, with minimal human interruptions. (By the way, if you like the look of that bread, and you live in Montego Bay, you can get some here.)
But of course, the best part of the party was the lovely smiling faces of everyone who came. (BTW, thanks to those who interrupted a Treasure Beach adventure to celebrate with us - you know who you are.)
|L-R, Bill (looking left), Bryan, Lyn, Richard, Marta, Jackie, Nick) Credit:EH|
|L-R, Rachel, Chiny, Evelyn, Nick, Credit: ?|
|L-R, Pim, Violet, the back of Nigel's head I think, Diane, Credit: EH|
|L-R Chiny, Jocelyn, Credit: EH|
|Andrew in front, Hanneke, Peter & Jim in back, Credit: EH|
|L-R, Mandy, Evelyn, me, Julie, Credit: JW|
P.S. Photo credits go to HT - Hanneke Tiddens, EH - Evelyn Harrington, JW - Jim Wilson on Evelyn's camera, and "?" - someone with Evelyn's camera but not her since she is in the picture.
P.P.S. Diva travel notes: Still planning to head to Cuba in early May for 3 weeks or so. The new engine mounts are in the hands of a courier, traveling from Kingston, Jamaica to Montego Bay TODAY, so fingers crossed, we'll be off the dock by next week!