Saturday, 21 May 2011
The going away thing
The Saturday of May 21, 2011, day of our going away party, turned out to be a superb day in every respect. It was sunny and warm, contrary to what we have become to regard as normal weather this spring. It has been raining nearly every day since the beginning of March. Everyone I know has been feeling down from the perpetual gloom, so the sun-drenched day did wonders for our soggy spirits. Gabriel and I enjoyed a leisurely cup of coffee and read in the cockpit for most of the morning. Around lunch time we made our way ashore, grabbed a quick bite at Mustachioʼs in St. Lawrence market and set out to pick up beer and food for the party. Back at the Toronto Island Marina, the boys put picana (a Brazilian delicacy) on the BBQ and with over 30 friends, who trekked across the lake in a marina tender to join us, we indulged in revelry well into the night. It was one of the most memorable evenings. We couldnʼt have asked for better weather or for better friends. We feel very blessed to have been surrounded by such a great bunch of people. We hope to see them again soon.