Viva la French
Although the typical end-of-the-work-week celebrations that go in bars throughout the world don’t carry exactly the same significance for cruisers, it’s still pretty common for friends to gather in various watering holes around the island on Friday afternoons. Yesterday we ended up with our traveling buddies Kirk and Donna at the nearby Whisper Cove Marina, which is owned by a couple of French Canadian expats, Gilles and Marie. While I started out drinking beer, it dawned on me that if there was anywhere on the island that might know what a Bloody Ceasar is, one of our favorite drinks from back home but also one that can’t be found south of Canada, it’s these guys. Guess what? They did not disappoint. Buoyed by that success, we took a shot at another French Canadian staple, Poutine, and again they came through, with flying colors I might add! Good thing we’re not on a diet.
And speaking of the French, today being Bastille Day, the regular Saturday Hash is being hosted by the FSBs (French Speaking B_______, it’s a term of endearment) at Cabier Ocean Lodge. I hear that instead of Oil Down to eat after the Hash they’ll be serving crepes. How can you beat that?