Merry Christmas! Vessel & Crew are well dock side in Fort Lauderdale! Upon getting to dock Eleanor Q insisted on hosting Magnolia for dinner and boy was it DELICIOUS. MaryMarie made a “low country boil” which consisted of potatoes, corn on the cob, sausage, shrimp. It was yummy but the really special thing is the camaraderie we always share among crews!
Magnolia share dock space with vessels a little larger but nearly as pretty as she! BTW, after not being at dock for 5 weeks our girl was a bit “rough” around the edges in need of a thorough cleaning. She received the full day deck and topside cleaning and reorganizati0on. She seemed to appreciate it and had her best face on for Christmas Day!
We are members of the Old Point Comfort Yacht Club in Hampton VA which gives us reciprocal privileges at many clubs along the coast. Coral Ridge is a wonderful facility along the edge of the ICW in Fort Lauderdale.
We have been photo bombed by Diane Lane…no no…its Holly Hunter!!! Holy cow amazing! The amazing part is I am standing next to Annette Benning!
Here is the real picture of us heading out to Christmas Eve dinner.
I am always taking the pictures and Frank always gets to stand with the beautiful ladies…I need to take fewer pictures!
This is the view from Magnolia in her slip at Coral Ridge Yacht Club. Notice she does not fill the slip compared to the her larger neighbors.
We had a wonderful holiday with our friends Frank & MaryMarie and at the same time we missed family and friends. Wishing you could all join us on this adventure. We will be getting underway for Miami in the morning, to prepare for our crossing to the Bahamas!