During our stay in Clarkes Court Bay, Mark and I checked out Nimrod’s Rum Shop in the tiny settlement of Woburn, one evening. We met Sep, the owner, and he invited us over for a party he was throwing the following Saturday. It was a reason to stay in the area and postpone our return to familiar and rolly Prickly Bay. We convinced our friends Sim and Rosie from SV Alianna (and it took a little bit of convincing, but the promise of free food and an invitation on Irie for brunch did the trick – did I ever mention that Rosie LOVES food as much as I do?) to come around the corner and join in the local festivities, not exactly knowing what to expect.
On Friday night, Mark and I were invited for martinis on SV Gypsy Blues, which started the weekend off right or right off. Saturday brought crappy weather and just when Rosie and Sim arrived in our pretty, but small bay, two French boats barged in, threw out anchors and took up the rest of the space. Seemingly unstoppable rain arrived and I hoped our friends didn’t regret leaving their roots in Prickly Bay. Thunder and lightning accompanied the downpour and things got a bit scary for a while. But, the gods didn’t want us to miss our unconventional Nimrod experience, so right around 5pm, the sky cleared up. Our dinghy collected enough water to take a bath in, but we had other plans… After Mark bailed it out and pumped it up, it was rum time!