Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Surprise, Surprise

A final blog posting tonight (for about 6 weeks) for "Onboard MicMac" as we finish leg one of our trip down the ICW. We're heading back to Virginia, Delaware, Philly, Boston, and SC for a "Christmas break."

We had a BIG surprise this morning as we left the ubiquitous (but necessary) pumpout station at our marina.

We heard "Hello, Pete" from the nearby dock. Then we saw Stu and Claudia, old cruising buddies from York River Yacht Club on their new "home" (a Viking 63' Widebody motoryacht). Hadn't seen them for more than a year. What a coincidence that we'd be staying in the same marina.

Pete with Claudia and Stu
After a round of golf at Indian Hills and laundry duty, we joined them for "docktails" on their new floating mega-home with 4 bedrooms/cabins, 3 heads, full-sized galley, dining room, and huge living room.

Returning to MicMac after a visit aboard this spacious floating home was an adjustment. But as Stu pointed out, "there's always a bigger boat out there." Bigger and bigger mega-yachts are still being built. Then there's the world's newest cruise ship, the Oasis,  that's now in Fort Lauderdale. It can handle 5400 passengers, Now that's a really big holding tank!

Thanks, Stu and Claudia, for a fun night of catching up on "Evening Star."

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