Sunday, July 19, 2009

Flinders Day on Coochie

A bunch of us went over to Coochie for the annual Flinders Day celebrations. Peter and Eileen Lawson took daughter Justine over in their boat.
Brian and Annette Sutton were there on Whimaway.

Robert and Judy Smith kindly took Alene and Guy along in Gadfly. We were all very impressed by the sandy beaches on Coochie.

Next time, everyone is required to bring back a bucket each so we can start our own beach here.

We were very impressed by the markets and found some top spots to eat also. Judy and I are both hoping we won the raffle which had a table and chairs, lots of alcohol (yay!) and a couple of wine bottle holders shaped like gekkos. Brilliant!!!

I got sucked into trying out Dragon Boat racing. Nobody told me I would have to paddle over 2km. That is seriously hard work!!
Colin and Bob sailed over on Tycho Brahe. They disappeared to the bar at the resort and came back to tell us it was all very fine.
Next year, how about we sail over en masse in the Vagabonds?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Commodore's Ball

What a night!!! We had a full house - in fact, several members missed out because tickets were sold out early.

Next time, remember, we can only cope with about 55 people so be early! (We don't take bookings from non-members until we are sure all members have tickets if they wish to attend.)

We were all seated by 6.15pm and admiring the decor, provided by Ole and Irene.

Then it was on to the speeches. Commodore Ole welcomed us all to the Club and said he hoped we had a good time.

Phil and Guy gave up their time to work behind the bar. As a club run by volunteers, there are always people like these working behind the scenes to ensure we all have a good night. Thanks to both of them!!

The meal was a great success, as usual. Providore Barry, ably assisted by his lovely ladies, once again proved that he can't be replaced. Jocelyn made vichysoisse as the entree and Barry provided mini chicken roasts for the main course.

Judy made a dozen pavlovas for dessert. Huge, luscious and full of cream with a fruit topping, they finished off the meal lavishly.

Three international judges arrived from Denmark, England and Australia to judge the Belle of the Ball, won by Val. And not a hissy fit to be seen amongst the girls. Well done, Val!!!

Then it was on to dancing. Matt the Piano Man played all the golden oldies in his inimitable style and we danced the night away.

And Jill donned her boots to walk home!!!