Thursday, 23 March 2017

March 15 - 17, 2017 St. Patric's Day

getting ready for the St. Patrick's Day parade
do you think I had enough green on ….  green crocs, socks, legging, scarf, beads, last years orange t-shirt with green printing …  and yes it was cold .. 60 f

in the mean time the Defence Force made a grand entrance to the harbour, 4 out of the 5 guys where
on their cell phones … I guess they finally got wifi coverage

Little Bill, from Snappers on left and his good friend the Grand Marshall on the right, I can't
remember his name, lets say Mr. Patrick, but what a character, he is Scottish, but grew up in Ireland
Little Bill gave everyone a free beer, green or gold beads and a ticket for a free rum punch at his bar, which is about 300 yards from the start of the parade …
that is why it is called The Worlds Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade

we got a Irish song and a dance, the glasses made him look so strange, but Mr. Patrick
sure was hamming it up

and Mr. Patrick was dressed from head to toe

and he knew so many locals and cruisers
and there was that constant smile 

the parade starts and the traffic stops

a couple of cruisers from British Columbia

Charlie from Wingspread blowing the conch, and he for sure can blow it … just like
Terry Ferenze on Clarity .. GYC

Chris with her noise maker

the first stop was at Jimmy's Liquor Store for a free Sand's Beer
one for every one

aren't those leggings just the best … lol

then we stopped at Wally's for either a green jello rum shooter or a coconut water and gin drink
actually the non drinker captain on Modaki, had the coconut and gin drink and liked it ..

then it is off to Snappers for complimentary rum punch …
this years parade only had about 100 cruisers … but that was alright
Wally's had made over 200 jello shooters and the 6 of us enjoyed probably another
4 extra shooters each … finally I said enough is enough and accepted the free shooters, but
took them back to the boat and enjoyed them over the next few days ..

now we all want to know how to make these jello shooters…
we ordered some food and listened to free music 

our Sax player 

Captain Sailor Joe and his better half … lol

then our Grand Marshall sang another song, and the party got louder and louder
we left before the next band started to play … but I liked the guys Irish t-shirt .. it said
Rub me for Luck, with a shamrock in the middle

our Grand Marshall, Mr. Patrick, was proud to introduce his life long friend and wife, she is
Bahamian … I'm sure they have many great adventures to tell

what a great day we had … and will do it again next year

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