Daily Archives: December 26, 2015

Christmas Apalachicola Style

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 We decided to order in Chinese food and hosted the crews from Dream Catcher, Davali, and Isabella on our boat for supper and drinks on Christmas eve.  We opened up our table to twice its width, covered it with a plastic Christmas tablecloth  and easily seated the 8 of us.

On Christmas morning I created some snow in the boat- so it would feel more like home.


Christmas morning we called family and friends to check in and  wish them Merry Christmas,  We had called Jack at 7:30, and he had already opened all his present—Oh to be young again!

On Christmas day everyone came back for Christmas dinner, supplied by the trawler boats, as the sailboats don’t have ovens.  Both Pat and I cooked turkeys, made potatoes, yams, salads, and Pat made a superb Pumpkin Pie, while I brought out lemon loaf that Andy had baked, as well as light and dark Christmas cake, that my Mother had given me at the end of October.  This cake has traveled almost 2000 miles to be served at Christmas.  Thanks Mom!


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The Coleman’s came to dinner by Dingy, as there sailboat was anchored in the foggy river.




I realized later on Christmas day that I had broken a long standing tradition of mine.  For over 15 years on Christmas eve I would open up a 1000 piece puzzle box, with the goal of having it done by midnight on boxing day.  Years ago, when visiting my parents in Swan River, the puzzle tradition started at my sister’s house, where we would stay up late Christmas eve trying to get the border done, and continue on the following day, as well as Boxing day between curling in the family bonspiel or looking for the sales in town.  Nobody had heard of Boxing day here—we keep telling them it’s like their Black Friday.

Here was the Boxing Day sunrise.


Looked like it was going to be a beautiful day, but once again it is fogged in this afternoon.

We walked to Piggly Wiggly this morning, to get a few groceries, hopefully the 2.4 mile walk will help with some of the overeating from yesterday.  We stopped at this veteran’s park and I snapped these two pictures.




Andy is in the process of making Turkey soup; some of which we will likely freeze.   Our plan is to move to Carabelle tomorrow, and  possibly stay at a marina for a night and then anchor out.  There is a glimmer of a weather window on Tuesday evening, which we may take with the Coleman crew on Davali and Dream Catcher.

I plan to walk back into town this afternoon & if I see a puzzle- I’ll be buying it.  We’re going out tonight for Oysters and then to a bar to listen to the live entertainment.