Drought? What Drought?
Remember how dry it
was for the first few
months of this year? Then the rainy season comes and it all
around in no time at all.
When you look at the Seafarers'
calendar for August, it may be tempting to think that our club is in a
little drought for activities - but it's just the season, folks.
When the summer heat breaks you'll see the Seafarers come
thundering back, busier than ever. In the meantime, rest up -
won't want to be left behind.
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Report: by Harry
Well, the dog days of summer are upon
us. Things have slowed down and
boating activity has dropped off. In July, we had two
cruises, one to Salty
Sam’s Marina in Ft. Myers and the other to Palm Island Marina, which is
new management and has had several improvements to the marina. Unfortunately, the lunch
cruise to the
Fishery Restaurant was cancelled since only two boats had signed up. We currently have no
cruises scheduled for August
but that could change at any time so check the Seafarers calendar.
As I write
this month’s Waypoints
article, I’m sitting on top of a houseboat on Table Rock Lake near
MO. Peggy and I are
celebrating our 50th
anniversary by having a family reunion/vacation with family from
Ohio, Texas, Indiana, Louisiana and Florida.
The reunion allowed our cross country cousins to get
whole family (22 of us) are having a fantastic time playing in and on
water. My only
complaint is with the
navigation equipment on this 73-ft., 7-bedroom barge.
The houseboat is very nice and the kitchen,
bathrooms and bedrooms are great but the boat doesn’t have a gps at all. Not only that, it doesn’t
even have a
charter company said that a
gps and compass aren’t necessary since it is a lake.
But this lake is over 100 miles long and stretches
over 2 states. Regardless,
we are having
a terrific reunion and family vacation.
I hope everything is going well down in
Punta Gorda and we will back soon.
the good times roll,
Report: by Gayle
quiet here in Punta Gorda. We remain at 272 members.
Report: by John Tiller,
Food and Drink
Most of these articles are about serious topics, like preventing boat
fires and how to handle emergencies on a boat. This article
is a little different; it focuses on the REALLY SERIOUS aspect of
boating – food and drink.
BoatUS recently published two articles that caught my eye, and I
thought they deserved to be shown in full. Rather than
summarize the articles, the links are below. These are
available to the general public, just type the address in your browser.
– most of us like a good beer on occasion. This articles
addresses “nautically inspired beers.” So, pick one that matches your
– I never knew there was a credible electric grill, which
certainly addresses the “no open fires” rules in places. See
if any of these grills excite you.
And, enjoy the summer – oh wait, that is year-round for us in PGI.
Report: by Gary Cameron,
Seafarers, the summer heat/rain has fully set in and appears to have
impacted the Seafarer Spirit of our membership somewhat. Karl Moeller
led a July fourth cruise to Salty Sams to enjoy the fireworks, two
Crumbaugh led a group of four boats to Palm Island Resort on the 14th.
As usual, a good time was had by those who attended.
lunch cruise scheduled for July 19th to the Fishery was canceled due to
lack of people signed up for the event. I understand that a few
Seafarers got together for lunch at a location closer to home.
August has no events planned at this point. Hopefully we can get back
on track in Sept/Oct. information will be posted on our web site as
Enjoy your summer wherever you may be.
Events: by Mike
July was a really busy month for the
Both happy hours at St. Andrews were well attended and fun for all.
We had a Pot Luck Docktails Dinner at the July 25th meeting that was
enjoyed by all. Great thanks also to the volunteers
that helped with setup, in the kitchen, and with cleanup.
And, a great big thank you to everyone who brought such tasty and
There was no social event for July except the happy hours.
Don't forget the happy hours at St. Andrews on the 2nd and 4th Thursday
of each month.
I don't have anything planned yet for August.
at a Glance
at St. Andrews Country Club 5-7 pm
Membership Meeting PGICA 5:30 pm
Social at St. Andrews
Country Club 5-7 pm
Sunshine Lady - Cynthia Cowdrey
Cynthia Cowdrey is back as the Sunshine Lady for the
Seafarers. So if you hear of anyone who is ill or is
hospitalized, or of anyone who has lost a family member, you should
email@example.com and her phone number is 941-575-5671.
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