On Monday January 5th the MBYC started it’s first cruise of 2015.
We left from R-2 headed for Pink Shell Marina, Ft Myers, in several groups with a total of 8 boats; O Sea D, Sonatella, Che Jac, Nauti Bouy, Cookin, My Turn, Sweet Lips and Sea Y’all. Followed later in day by 2 more; Therapy and Tennessea Waltz. As we customarily do, we had docktails the first night. On Tuesday we were joined by three more boats; Wanderer V, A Blast and Gotta Luvit. That night dinner was at Mantanzas. While at Pink Shell, as usual, during the day some games were played, along with pool time and beach walking and the never ending boat cleaning and maintenance. On the cruise we were also fortunate to have Rudy Landwaard, a vessel safety inspector, who did several vessel inspections.
Our planned departure date from Pink Shell to Boca Grande was delayed a day due to a strong cold front coming down over the state bringing with it Gale force winds. We chose to stay an extra day at Pink Shell en lieu of travelling. So that night we got to enjoy the docktails which were planned for our first night at Boca. These were some of the best docktails ever. Our hats were certainly off to the First Mates for the feast that they put on.
We departed Pink Shell on Friday under clear skies and calm seas. Everyone, with the exception of Wanderer V, arrived safely into Boca and the dockmaster Susan, with her crew’ did a terrific job getting us all tied up. We were joined at Boca with new members Randy and Andrea Peifer and their boat Last Dance. Dinner that evening was at the ever wonderful Pink Elephant. That day had cards, mahjong and mexican train all going on with some vessel maintenance and inspections as well. The next evening dinner was at the Eagle Grille where upon completion many sat around and watched theNFL playoff football game. On Sunday we had four boaters return home safely with calm seas. And the remaining 10 boaters departed, as planned, on Monday morning with all returning safely on calm seas