2014-02-23 Guests Onboard


I should hardly call Brian & Patricia guests. They have crewed Magnolia many times and have earned the much coveted Magnolia Polo (There are only 6 in existence) Ron & Nancy (Mandela) invited all over for a visit and were somewhat overcome by the sea of red!


One of the benefits of having guests arrive is they are able to bring all those spare parts and one thing Magnolia needed was some replacement davit/boarding lights. I quickly got these installed since it would make it much easier (and safer) for all us to board the dinghy with plenty of light….and boy do we now have light!


First stop on the George Town tour was a visit to Chat-N-Chill. After a couple of Kaliks all the stress of travel was forgotten!

As sometimes (often) happens someone mentions during the morning net “There will be a happy hour on Sand Dollar Beach.” This is what happens, people spontaneously arrive carry’n a snack to share along with there favorite cocktail. It was fortuitous that this “sometimes” event occurred while Brian & Patricia were in town!



Ron (Mandela) and Dave even provided the evenings entertainment.


These two ladies won “prettiest pastels” on the beach award!


It was really a fun evening and a great turn out. Certainly gave Brian & Patricia to jump right into the cruiser scene!


As is often the case, we were treated to a lovely sunset.


In addition to Happy Hours on the beach, this was also kick-off for the Cruisers George Town Regatta. The kick off includes a barbque and variety show. We were anchored across harbor (1.5 miles) and the ladies were concerned they “might” get a case of dingy but. Like that is NOT gonna happen but god bless the level of commitment…yes that is a garbage bag skirt!


The Bahamas National Anthem opened the evenings event.


The “cruiser kids” (yes these kids live onboard and are “boat school”) even did a rendition of “Cups.” There is a YouTube video that evidently went viral and this is a cover of that. The kids did a GREAT job. Can you imagine growing up as one of these kids. They will grow up know NOTHING is beyond their reach. How terrific is that????????


Brian and Patricia enjoy the show!


Dave from last nights Beach Happy Hour entertains a little larger crowd this evening. He is an exceptional guitarist!


No evening would be complete without a visit from the Blues Brothers!



These are the mothers of the “Cup Kids” and they did come fabulously funny covers such as “The Truck is Broke, Propane”, “Pick a Working Channel” along with “Here’s My Boat Card, Call Me Maybe?”


The Rake & Scrape Band closed the evening and the crowd took advantage with some fun dancing.



Sadly hardly before we finally got the week started but it was over.


So sadly we loaded our friends aboard their taxi to the airport and look forward to seeing them in the spring when we return to the Chesapeake.


This was also the week we parted ways with Ron & Nancy on Mandela. They are continuing on south. We have been traveling with Mandela & Eleanor Q for a while now and their company will be sorely missed. We VERY much look forward to seeing them, sooner than later! “Be Safe WF, we will miss you!”


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