Cruising in Company – 16 July 2017
Geordie Bay “Clean Out The Cool Room” Lunch
Plan A was to spend a lovely weekend at Geordie Bay for our Cruising In Company monthly event but alas the weather was predicted to be unpleasant with storms and big swells. Not to be deterred we went to Plan B!
Catalina, Capital Expense, Escapade and Dalusional took 28 of us on their boats to Geordie Bay on Sunday 16 July. We left at 10:00am and had an interesting trip across to Rotto. The weather was a better than Saturday but we did have to content with 2–3 metre swells. Not a problem for all us seasoned boaties but on the odd occasion a person was spotted quietly adding nutrients to the ocean!
We all got on tenders and were ferried across to the Geordie Bay jetty. We arrived at the Geordie Bay Café where it was all set up for us – inside! The lunch was called “clean out the cool room” as it was the café ‘s last day of opening for the season. They will reopen again ready for the summer season.
We all had a fabulous time eating, drinking and chatting in the warmth of the café. We even had a little quokka who kept wondering around our tables to give us the authentic feel of being at Rotto.
Around 3:00pm we thanked the café staff for their hospitality and headed off back to our tenders to return to our boats. Chocolate cake and an array of other desserts, chocolates and coffee were then enjoyed on board while we were in Geordie Bay, before we headed off back home. I am pleased to say that the trip home was much smoother than the trip over.
Even though the weather was not the best we still all had a fabulous day enjoying our friendships and boats. A big thank you to our committee members Marcel Every and Dave Markham for organising this great day and to our great skippers who were ready to take all of us over to Rotto.
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