November 03, 2008

Perfect Sunday

Yesterday we got invited to a friends boat in a marina that isn't to far from our house. They even offered to come and pick us up. We were all excited because Sunday's feel so long, since the buses don't run and we feel stuck!

Our new friends are Ross and Wei and their 18 month old baby daughter Ishbel. When we arrived at the marina, it was as if we had entered a different world. It felt so posh. The resort/marina is run by a Swiss couple and is very well maintained. There is an old boat that sits at dock, that they have restored into a museum, movie viewing area, bar, showers/bathrooms. It was really cool and just added to the cool vibe at the marina.

Ross prepared the most amazing meal. I was almost embarrassed at how much we all ate. Luckily they totally understood, as they also have a love of food! We had Pollock fish marinated in garlic, ginger and curry, bean salad, rosemary potatoes, coleslaw and buns.

After lunch we headed out in the dinghy to go snorkeling. The kids loved it. The freedom of being on the water is huge. Everything just feels better and the heat is bearable. After the snorkel we went for a dip in the pool and then back to the boat for carrot cake (compliments of Amelia).

It was a fantastic day and we loved being around Ishbel. We are soooo craving the cruising life, it is crazy. We are "x'ing" off the days on our calendar. We have another 4 and 1/2 weeks, if everything keeps on track, like it has been! Definitely will make the weeks fly by if we keeping meeting new friends!


  1. What a nice way to spend a Sunday. In the cool water. It looks beautiful. I know you are counting the days but enjoy every moment.
    Love Mom

  2. The marina looks rally nice. The water looks so blue!! That was so nice of your new friends to invite you for such a feast. Do they live on their boat. It must be hard boating with an eighteen month old.

  3. Hey - is that Phare bleu - and how did you meet your new friends?
    Cool food!!
    Love Grampa Griff and Nana Cheryl