Back up in the Vava’u Group, we heard on the net about a birthday beach party at Nuku Island celebrating a few September birthdays. I detected a Maritimer accent on the radio and gave S/V Serengeti a call. In deed Sue was originally from Hudson, Quebec, and had attended UNB. As I am also a September baby, we decided to join in the fun. A number of boats were already anchored in the little bommie-infested bay. There was a steep drop-off, so you had to anchor fairly close in.
On our second attempt, we found some sand to drop our hook. Monty took a swim over to check that our anchor was well set and the bommies were not threatening.
Lots of new faces to us at the party. Many of the boats had come across together from the Panama or Mexico, so knew each other. There were boats from Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. The potluck had a generous array of tasty dishes. Monty had made some sushi and I, a waldorf salad. The swedish meatballs were a hit. Several birthday cakes were also served up. Musicians played guitars and sang some familiar tunes as the stars came out on this particularly warm, clear, calm night.
Babe and I decided we were very jealous of yappy birthday Maggieo !!
Best wishes & looks like an amazing celebration!
It was fun but pretty low key. We stood in the smoke from the bonfire too long and came back smelling like we had been in BC! Pretty spot, but tricky anchorage with all the coral on the bottom. Hope you are well and please keep in touch.
Looks like fun. Happy pre-birthday, Margy. BTY, how do you take the pictures of your boat? Do you have a drone? WE head out to the west coast the end of Sept. Its still hot and dry there but beautiful here in On. Our news is that Jim won the Most Improved Golfer award, and he deserved it!
So good to hear and see your news. Happy birthday Margy
and many more!
Nice to hear from you! Thanks for your comment. Hope you and David are well. Hope to see you in December when I am in Halifax to visit Dad.
Happy Birthday early Margy. I know this is a big one but I won’t tell. Thanks for sharing the amazing pictures.
A big hug Don