Well that must be about the longest period
without sending out a big email - since forever.
But apparently it hardly went unnoticed because you
could count the number of emails I've had in the past 2 weeks, on both
hands, I think. Not that I haven't being doing other stuff - and
still taking pictures - so that now there is a backlog that I'll try and catch
In fact it was almost a couple of Sundays ago now
that I got a call from young Anis who has a yacht here in the anchorage - and
who along with his girlfriend Ine - has been away for a while. They
are on our emailing list - and I told him to let me know if he wanted to come
and check on his yacht anytime and needed a lift out. So it was no
problem, when we got a call from him.
It was around 130pm when Penny and I headed
in the red runabout to pick him up at the Sailing
And Penny was just not exactly sure what was
going on because for her it
it was the other boat, the wrong day, and going
in the wrong direction.
But little did either of us know - that we were
in for quite a shock
when we arrived there to pick up our yacht
and found there was an unexpected
That's right - Anis & Ine had brought their
B-I-G dog with them too.
And although he seemed friendly
neither Penny and I were keen to get too
I dropped Penny off at home and we carried on
over to their yacht to check things out.
We gave it a good look over - and found it
nicely dry and tight - just as it had been left
with little harm befalling it - from the
bouts of recent rough weather.
They plainly miss being aboard and the yacht
life out in the bay.
Having checked everything was AOK aboard - and
resecuring things, we motored back over to my yacht for some afternoon tea - and
the 2 dogs on board - experience.
Ignore my toothless grin - and have a look at
Penny's worried face.
But everything was fine - and all were kept a
safe distance from each other.
Despite Penny putting on a determined show
(from behind me - on her cushion)
of barking loudly and defiantly at the 'big dog'
- telling it 'what for'.
It was good to see them both - and to make sure
that their yacht was safe and secure.
And I told them to come again for a visit anytime
(but perhaps leave the 'giant' dog at home).
And is it any wonder that they miss being here -
when the very next evening we had this.
Until next time - which will be