Deck Party :)
Over the past couple of weeks we’ve spent some pleasant evenings aboard other boats anchored here, enjoying good conversation over a few glasses of vinho cheapado.
Although the weather has been very pleasant here the winds do pick up a bit in the afternoon and after dusk it’s quite cool so we’ve generally been entertained below deck.
It’s bought into focus the lack of internal space aboard ‘Gleda’, we can just about squeeze four into the pod but it’s not particularly comfortable and we certainly can’t all sit down to eat. It’s bugging me a bit and in my head I’ve already designed a bigger pod with a big table and seating for six, but that’s not going to be built anytime soon.
What we have got though is loads of deck space, so the other afternoon we invited all our neighbours over for drinks and nibbles. The weather held up and a good time was had by all as can be seen from the photo below:
It was a multi-national affair, here’s the guest list:
- Daniel & Marie – ‘Ginger Lily’ (French)
- Guido & Nicole – ‘Casa De Liou’ (Italian & Swiss)
- Jan & Boukjen – ‘J&B’ (Dutch)
- Indie & Natasha – ‘Pegasus’ (American & Russian)
- Alan & Bev ‘Cassy’ – (British)
- Garry & June ‘Friendship’ (British)
It was great to share stories with folks out here doing the same as us, different boats, different plans, different experience, but all with the same goal, to enjoy life, experience new places and to make new friends.
An added bit of fun during the afternoon was ‘valet parking’ all the dinghies, I couldn’t get them all in the photo, there’s two more out of shot!