Saturday, April 30, 2016

April 24, 2016 Church and socializing with GA friends

Today would have been my dad’s 100th birthday.  He passed away in 2007.  He was so serious and a disciplinarian when we were kids.  But in our adult life, we had so much fun with him.  He had the best corny sense of humor.  I miss you Dad!

I took the dingy into Georgetown to attend mass this morning at the St Theresa Catholic church again.  It is about a 10 minute walk from the dinghy dock.  I just love the music with the organ and bongo drum.  And everyone sings their hearts out.  Everyone is so friendly. 
There were about 10 women dressed in white with yellow corsages today, the Women's Auxiliary.  They help with the mass once a month
Dave cleaned the hull of the boat again.  The wiring for the set screws on the shaft are holding up just fine. 

We went to Moondancer this afternoon to visit Nina and Bob, along with Pam and Ed from Pamalynn.   Bob and Nina are leaving here on Tuesday and are heading further south.  They will stop at several other remote Bahamian islands.  Then they will cross to Jamaica, Belize and spend hurricane season in Guatemala.  It is fun to hear about their plans.  We picked Ed’s brain about boat yards and mechanics on the east coast of Florida.  They have lived there and had work done on their boat.  They loved my bean dip, so we are going to swap recipes for their homemade bread that is supposed to be real easy. 

Bob and Nina had to tell us about being crew on a sloop yesterday.  It was a little treacherous moving from side to side on the boards that slide across when you tack.  And on one tack, the boom hit Bob in the forehead.  Nina took a bandana off her neck and tied it around his head and they just kept sailing.  These two have to be in their mid sixties, but they are smaller and more agile than we are.  They thought it was quite an experience.  But it may be a few weeks before Bob can wear a snorkel mask again. 

It was great catching up with each other and sharing stories. 

Bob and Nina Huether on Moondancer

Pam and Ed Springer on Pamalynn

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