Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fun with great friends

After our "goose bump" cruise through NY, and up the East River, we put the pointy end toward the Huguenot Yacht Club, where Joe (Sea Pearl) has been a member for many years, to spend some time with our great friends, Joe and Julia. After we got tied up, it was time to cool off in the pool, (it was hot in NY) catch up, and meet some of Joe and Julia's boating friends. What a great and welcoming bunch of friends they have. The next six days were so much fun, with Joe, Julia, and Julia's nephew, Brian (Sea Pearl) Bob and Penny, (Penny Too) Bruce and Linda, (JErica)  and  Mark and Patty. (Pied Piper) During the day, Joe ferried us around for provisions, and marine stores for a few things we needed, and things we didn't know we needed. You cruisers know how it is when you go to a marine store. We call them our "candy stores." We would spend the afternoon in the Yacht Club pool, then fun cocktail hours on our new found friends' boats. Tuesday was Patty's (Pied Piper) Birthday, So we all loaded up on Pied Piper, and cruised  to the Pier Restaurant in Rye, NY, for a fun evening, then cruised back to the Yacht Club late that night. It was lobster #1 for me! Monday night, we were treated to steamed clams, baked clams, well, clams any way you could fix them on Bob and Penny's boat, Penny Too.
The morning of the fourth, September Song, Sea Pearl, Penny Too, and JErica, cruised out to Lloyd Harbor, where Joe has a mooring ball, and the four boats rafted up for the next four days. What a beautiful place Lloyd Harbor is. That evening, we celebrated the fourth on September Song. What a way to celebrate, with lobster, (#2and #3 for me) corn on the cob, clams on the half shell, baked clams, and tons of laughs. Happy Birthday America! After playing on the beach with the girls, (four legged) and exploring each day, we would get together in the evening/night, on another boat for fresh clams, several different ways, mussels, prepared beautifully by chef Stephanie, and more fun than a person should be allowed to have. Each morning, the guys, well, mostly the other guys, would go out and rake clams, and pick mussels for cocktail hour(s) and dinner that night. Thursday night, we loaded up the tenders, and headed into Northport, to the John Engeman Theater, for the opening night of the play I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. What a great performance!
Sunday Morning, it was time for us to say sad goodbyes to Joe, Julia, Brian, and a great new set of cruising friends, and put the pointy end North again. We had such a great time with them all, and we will see them again on our way South.
Thanks for the wonderful time you all showed us. It was great to meet you all, and we will see you all again, soon.
We are on a mooring ball in beautiful Newport Harbor for a few days, but that's for another blog.

September Song (what a fabulous, fun time we had in NY with old and new friends) out

Time to cool off in the afternoon in the Yacht Club Pool.

Catch up time with Joe and Julia. That's Brian in the back. What a good kid!

The first morning, we found out what happens here at the Yacht Club at 08:00. They ring the bell, shoot a cannon, and raise the colors.

Did I mention, the area they do this is right in front of our slip. They shoot the cannon right over our bow. Cassie and Godiva were not impressed!
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1 comment:

  1. What fun you are having! Can't wait for the next episode!! xxoo