Forecast was for a gorgeous weekend and that is exactly what we got. The weekend began on Friday night (Oct. 21) with a renaming ceremony, plus fair winds and safe travels party for the crew of s/v Parallax who are departing the marina Thursday, when they begin their Caribbean adventure.
During the Friday night festivities, which included guitar strumming by Ken and lots of good food with libations, we were informed that the couple on s/v Sea Lilly intended to get married the following day at Ft. McRee; we were invited to attend.
Saturday morning we casually got everything in order and departed the dock for a sail over to Ft. McRee.
Pogo immediately went on dolphin alert.
Blake happy to be sailing.
Ben at the helm.
It was a gorgeous day!
The wedding was to start around 1pm, so we sailed directly to McRee.
s/v Sea Lilly departed the marina shortly after we did, but steamed the entire trip, so they were already at anchorage when we arrived.
Our marina neighbor, s/v Golden Horse, was also in the anchorage.
Captain Ken on s/v Private Stock cruised in to attend the wedding.
Followed shortly by Captain Coy on m/v Fantasea.
Carol decided she need to dress a little more than just beach bunny attire for the wedding.
The wedding was neat. We’ve never attended a simple ceremony as this, but really liked how easy it all came together, with no fuss, and had just as much fun.
Blake caught the corks that were popped from the Champagne.
This little fellow flew around us during the ceremony, then casually landed after the “I do”.
s/v Private Stock, s/v Monomoy, and m/v Fantasea at anchorage.
After toasting the new bride and groom, it was time to head back to Monomoy for some boat made pizza. Blake was very proud of himself, because he made the pizza.
What a perfect evening!
Pogo enjoyed the evening so much, she went for a swim.
Doesn’t get much better than this.
We awoke early Sunday morning, had coffee, biscuits and grits, then set sail.
We were passed by marina neighbor m/v Sandpiper on their way back home.
The huge crane we’ve previously photographed was making its way into the Pensacola Pass.
Caribbean Soul passed us sailing in the opposite direction.
Ken sailed along as well.
The day warmed up enough for a bikini!!
Our destination and plan for the day was to sail around the bay, then anchor in Little Sabine for the night. Monday was a teacher planning day, so no school or work for Carol/Blake.
With Otto driving the boat, we all enjoyed hanging out on the bow.
The wind settled down to near nothing, so we decided it was time to head to the anchorage, put together some snacks, and relax.
One of our snacks was a crab dip from Joe Patti’s. Pogo quite enjoyed licking the bowl clean.
As the sun went down for the day, it turned out to be another gorgeous night.
Monday morning turned out to be gloomy.
That was OK, we still enjoyed a nice sail back to the marina and received a dolphin show.
What a fantastic weekend it was! We wish every weekend could be as fun with weather as nice.