Sunday, January 18, 2009

Tea and cake

Jeff (left), Mike (right) + 1

Saturday was a non-boat day.  Susie came down to the marina on her bike and we went cycling around the posher parts of Naples, looking at the mansions down on Spyglass Ln and Galleon Dr.  After we wiped the drool off our chins, we checked out the pier.  Quite the happening place, what with the fishing and beach action going on.  Afterwards we were feeling a little peckish, so we decided to go up to 5th Av, the "shee-shee" shopping street.  We noticed a small "English Tea Room" and treated Susie to her first English High Tea, complete with cucumber sandwiches, scones and sticky buns.  Yum!

Mike turned 70 on Saturday.  Amazing really.  He looks 20 years younger and acts even younger than that.  I wish I knew his secret.  So Mike and Jackie threw a small party Saturday night.  Lots of fun!  Being a Mike and Jackie event, there was music.  Jazz, as created by Mike + friends.  The guitarist is Jeff.  While I was a neighbour of Mike's, he lived two doors down (and across the road).  To add to "The Quarry" (our street) reunion, Rachael had made a surprise visit from Leeds.  She showed up Thursday night at their door step, here for two weeks.  Needless to say, much catching up ensued.  We'll be seeing more of Rachael before she leaves.  She wants to visit Lucky, so we'll probably go out with her.

Speaking of Lucky, the list of to-dos is piling up.  Wash and wax, fender holder, new windscreen wipers, chain and line rode on the second anchor, refuel.  Going to try to knock off a bunch of these tomorrow.  I'd also like to launch the tender and run that upriver a way, but that means turning Lucky around in her slip, so I'm going to hold off for a bit on that.

What few pics I have from the weekend can be found here.

1 comment:

Envious Andrea said...

Uh... Did you need any deckhands to help you with that cleaning? :)