Day one’s booty
Day one of the boat show is now in the bag. We managed to knock a few items off of our shopping list and escape with a bit of money still in our wallets. Alas, we’ll be back in the land a boat goodies in just a short while to take another crack at emptying our bank account.
In addition to yesterday’s shopping we did get to sit in on a couple of presentations. One talk was given by Wally Moran on the ICW, which is the route we will be taking when we head south. The other was by the author of An Embarrassment of Mangoes, Ann Vanderhoof. Unbeknownst to us she has a new book out called The Spice Necklace. As both Rebecca and I loved her first book we made sure to pick up a copy of this one. When we stopped to have her sign the book she inquired about our boat and it was at that time that she told us she knows several people out cruising with PDQs and that a piece of the book actually takes place in the cockpit of one.
Two other funny things occurred at Ann’s talk. Rebecca and I were sitting in the front row, like the good little students that we are, when a guy walked by and called out our names. When we looked at him with a puzzled expression he told us that he knows us because he has been reading this Blog! Thanks for introducing yourself Michel. It was nice meeting you two. Good luck on finding that boat!
The second funny thing is that Katana’s previous owners, David and Jackie, showed up there too. They ended up sitting beside us and we had a nice chat about their new catamaran, a Lagoon 380.