Last evening was my only remaining evening until cast off day, 17 days from now. So, what did we do? We hosted a Bon Voyage Party aboard Beatitude. Friends and neighbors from C and E docks joined us as we celebrated our soon-to-begin cruising life. Counting Baileys, the dog, there were twenty souls on board enjoying the ambience of a Florida summer sunset. Party music, consisting of Kenny Chesney and friends, played through the speakers located in the salon, cockpit, and front deck. There was plenty of pizza, snacks, and beverages for all. Our “Bon Voyage” cake concluded the festivities.
We really love the space that comes with living on a catamaran. There was ample room for everyone as we spread out over the boat from bow to stern. We really should have hosted more gatherings during our time at Regatta Pointe. Nonetheless, last evening’s get-together was wonderful. We have met some really nice people, who like us, live aboard a boat. We all have different life stories, but we are all brought together by the singular passion of living on the water. I’m certain we will see some of these friends in our future travels.
Earlier in the day, before our party, Cindy and I spent a while sorting through some of our belongings, separating out those things which we will keep on board and those things which we will transport to Ohio. We made several trips to our car to load up those items which will not be making our journey with us. The car is now all packed and ready to go. After my shift on Saturday, we’ll make our way north on a road trip to northeast Ohio where we’ll drop off our belongings and visit with family.