We get into the secluded and peaceful cove and while Deception anchors with Patos and Ajaxrafting aside, the rest of the fleet anchors out into their own little spots to enjoy another peaceful and relaxing evening. We hosted dinner tonight for the Patos crew: Noel, Bonnie, Richard, and Stephanie join us for a chicken pasta dinner, salad, and freshly made bread courtesy of our naturalist and chef, Greg. Kudos Greg for another delicious meal…you are spoiling us all, and we are happy to be spoiled! We get to hear about Bonnie’s civil engineering past, Stephanie’s nursing career, Richard’s days in Berkeley, and Noel’s days in the film industry. The flotilla is graced with having a really eclectic group of folks from various backgrounds and differing talents. I am continually in awe of the awesome people gathered here on this trip – I feel darn fortunate to be among them.
After dinner, Jon and I dinghy Captain Brian over to Koa Lanai and head to the other boats to do a garbage collection. Returning to Koa Lanai, Jon and Captain Brian do some troubleshooting on the radar while I get to chat with Anita and Donna. It was a fantastic opportunity to review the day and have some lady-time with these fantastic women. I hold my own amongst the all-male crew here onDeception and have enjoyed my time, but it was refreshing to have some girl-time for a bit. We dinghy back to our home as the sun slowly begins to set despite it is nearing 9pm. As the colors mingle into a palette of pastels everyone hunkers in for the evening to socialize amongst their crew, enjoy oysters on their deck like Don & Liz, or enjoy some chocolate and an episode of Rome like our crew.
Another rough day out there on the water…Christina from Deception signing off.