GAIA tied up in the pool.
had a few days to go before our visitors arrived, and we wanted to the
boat to look her best for them. We got busy varnishing, scrubbing
and polishing and watched in awe as Mike of GAIA set about building a new dinghy from
scratch to replace the one that had been stolen. What a brave way
to remedy their situation! Finally, SARABANDE was company ready inside and out. BEANNACHT took
off for Haiti, Mike began cutting plywood, and we left to make our way over to Provo’s fancy
side, land of resorts and casinos.
day before Tom and Angie arrived was truly gorgeous - we motored through the 35
miles or so of flat calm, dropped anchor right smack in front of their
beachside hotel, and had a swim off the boat in warm, velvety
water. Angie and Tom landed the next afternoon, and we hosted
them on the boat for dinner that night. Angie had that beautiful
glow some lucky pregnant ladies acquire, and Tom put on a pre-dinner
show doing flips off the boat. It was a pleasure to realize we
were also feeding our new nephew, even if he does have a few months to
go before he’s out and about in the world!
evening, the weather deteriorated and stayed crappy for the rest of the
visit. But Angie and Tom were great sports about it, and we all
made the best of things. With every little snatch of sunshine, we
rushed to the beach for sunning and swimming, and retreated back to the
resort when the rain started again. We found a grocery store near
the strip and used the hotel’s huge poolside grills to the
fullest. Regardless of the weather, it was a joy to see Tom and Angie
and so nice to catch up on all their news and future plans.
The yucky weather gave us lots of time to chat, so maybe it
wasn’t such a bad thing after all.