There have been precious few other cruising boats crossing our path these last months. We’ve only seen a handful since we said goodbye to Nalukai and Muscat after our New Year’s Eve celebrations in Sorong, Indonesia. Wow, that was a while ago!
This is a big event for the local tourism board, so we had a few happy rah rah scenes like this one: a group photo of the crews involved. I’m pretty sure the five racing boats in the event had as many crew as the dozen cruising boats.
|Thanks SY Sophia for this photo…I was off provisioning and missed the group shot anyway!|
Catching up with other boats again, I did worry that we might be a bit socially stunted and hard to understand, seeing as we’ve speaking to each other in the devolved language of grunts and signals that has met our needs for communication. OK, seriously, things didn’t get that bad- but I needed a refresher on my Sundowner Hostess Skills.
Best of all, there was a KID BOAT in the BIYC. Not only were the two boys right in the same age mix of our crew, but the whole family has been fun to be around…so not only have the kids had playdates, Jamie and I have had a few grownup playdates of our own.