Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas from Vagus V

We will be staying in Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou for Christmas. There are many boats anchored here and one of the longer term residents has organized a Christmas Pot Luck dinner. They toured the anchorage, handing out invitations and signing up boats. The cruising community is a very inclusive group. A local hall by the beach has been secured. Karen has been pouring over her recipe books - trying to match recipes with what we actually have aboard and has come up with our contribution. Our boat has been decorated and our mast turned into a Christmas tree. We even have Christmas tree lights this year. We found battery powered tree lights in Trinidad. The only problem was the batteries were more expensive than the lights! We have talked to fellow cruisers over the High Frequency radio, relaying Christmas wishes and hearing their plans. Wherever cruisers are gathered, there will be pot lucks going on tomorrow. We have even managed to make some garbled calls to the frozen North, thanks
to the wonders of wireless and Skype. In many ways, this is a difficult time of year for cruisers as thoughts naturally turn to family and friends at home, where ever home is. So the gatherings help in a small way, by bringing people from all walks of life and different nationalities together to celebrate and share a meal on this special day.

And so, as we get ready for tomorrow, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a safe, happy New Year.

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