It took no time to settle in and in no time we were busier then heck. Sid helped Jim fixing his jet engine of his dinghy which took many days and many hours, but I know the guys had fun, they always do.
I taught Jenny and Rocio how to make Swiss Christmas Cookies and we had a blast. Here in
working. We had a very quite and nice dinner. Lobster baked over with Béchamel Sauce topped with Parmesan appetizer followed by Chateau Briand and for Desert we met all the other cruisers around the pool and exchanged cookies. We had a lot of fun.
The 25th we were at Jim and Jenny’s and enjoyed the traditional turkey dinner with loads of deserts. New Year was a bit quite, who ever was left in the marina met in front of Ann’s Mini Mart at Bahia Redonda. Everybody brought an appetizer and whatever they drank. Around 9 most disappeared and so we were only Debby, Rob (Wind Shear), Sid and me left to toast the New Year in with 3 bottles of Bubbly. For that we went up to the potluck area which has an incredible view over Puerto La Cruz’s coast line and also to El Morro. We were a bit confused about when they really celebrated Midnight as Chavez set the time back about a year ago by half an hour, some started the fireworks our time the other’s at what we call Ego Time. In any case we couldn’t believe in how many fireworks we saw at one time for over one hour, there were hundreds of them it was unbelievable.
Jenny organized a New Years Brunch at their house on the first so there was more good food and drinks and we were going to look forward to starting a diet, yeah right.
One week later Ann asked me if I would cater her Birthday, but of course, I couldn’t say no she does so much for the cruising community. After a lot of planning shopping and two days of cooking we celebrated her Birthday with almost 40 people and all had lots of fun.
We are seriously thinking about dieting now especially since Sid broke the beach chair, he claims it was rusted out, but I’m not so sure, then he broke the second one too, still claming it was rusted out. Actually they were but a little fun is always good.
After all the partying we’re busy again with boat chores. Sid’s doing some varnishing plus lots of odds and ends including dropping things in the water like a Swiss Army knife. Frankly I think he got tired of watching the varnish dry so he made himself a little challenge catching Swiss Army knifes with a magnet LOL. I’m busy again with sewing projects, zipper on stack pack broke that will be a huge cumbersome repair and we probably need some extra help to get that big pack including sail across the sewing machine. Plan is to be out of