Tonight was the Hope Town Sailing Club's Commodore's Dinner, held poolside at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. This is one of the prettiest places on the island, so it was the perfect setting for this popular annual event.
This year was a 'change of watch', since we now have a new commodore. It also means that Dave has stepped up as the new vice-commodore for the next two years. Now it's time to really start paying attention to how things are done and what running the club entails.
All the flag officers received a rose boutonniere, but we had to call over the Lodge's manager Tom, to put Dave's on. Strangely enough, none of us ladies knew the correct way to do it.
Do you believe that we keep a suit and tie on board New Horizon? We were all talking about how we had to find and then air out the suit jackets, since this is usually the only time they get worn. We also kidded each other about not putting our leftovers in our pockets, because it would be an awful thing to discover next year when we pulled the jacket out of the back of the closet.
No matter what the guys were wearing, they almost all still wore their sandals or Crocs. Some even wore shorts and blazers, Bermuda style. Gotta love the tropics!
The officers' wives weren't left out and received their own flowers, which was much appreciated. It really was funny to watch as the women kept the commodores organized. We all know who really runs the show!
It is such a treat to sit at the head table, since not only is it the best seat in the house, but we also received our meal first. It's almost like having our wedding all over again.
This year's speeches were quite humorous, but a little unnerving, when we saw some lightning, and thunder boomed in the distance. Thankfully, no storm materialized, and the clear sky made it a perfect night under the stars.