GRAND PAPA'S BOAT – GRAND PAPA'S RULES

GRAND PAPA'S BOAT – GRAND PAPA'S RULES

 

Today was a super day with Francois’ three grandkids,
and his son and daughter…
 
 
 
He began with
 
 
THE RULES
 
 
1. No person under the age of 10 years
is allowed on the docks without a life vest…
(not just a Grand Papa rule but also a club rule)
 
 
2. Everyone in the cockpit must wear their life vest…
 
 
 
3. When moving around the boat
you must always have one hand securely on the boat…
 
 
4. And above all, you MUST have fun!!!…
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

…this includes all passengers over the age of 10 years…
 
 

 

…Grand Papa rules
included a driving course for each of the three…
and handling the lines (although there was very little wind)…
 
 
 

 

…we anchored/beached in 2 feet of water…
(because that’s how we roll on a MacGregor)
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
…back at our home base we enjoyed a barbecue onboard
while the little ones played hide and seek…
 
…not a lot of places to hide, but they found a few…
 
 
 

 

…afterward Grand Papa Francois cleaned away the chips and sand…
 
 
 

 

…then I prepared him a little reward…
 
 
 

 

 

BACK TO IT

BACK TO IT

After returning ‘home’: water and land

we have had to pay catch up with obligations…

(I think in the next update of the dictionary, ‘obligations’

should have an official four-letter-word designation).

But…

trying to catch summer’s ‘end of days’,

we headed back to our water home…

How we missed you R.E.D….

After returning with provisions,

we settled in for a quiet relaxing but rather cool evening aboard

trying out François’ new boat wine glass..

the Sippy Cup for boat wine drinkers…

(aka Vin2Go)

…perfect for when exuberant adoring canine guests are on board…

…who choose their moment
only when you wear a new white shirt…

…so sorry my Captain…

…fits into the stern seats..

double-wall insulated

so they keep white wines…

and red wines

at a good temperature…

 

“If we sip the wine,

we find dreams coming upon us

out of the imminent night”

― D.H. Lawrence

 

 

 

SORTIE AVEC 'B'

SORTIE AVEC 'B'

Super day with F’s Mother

despite adverse weather warnings…

reefed main & genoa…

 

 

Beginning with brunch at

l’Escale

(the club restaurant)

 

 

followed by a little ‘sortie’

and

 

cocktails back at the dock

 

 

 

 

…another perfect day…