Well today is the big day for Steve, will he catch his December fish? Well you’ll just have to wait until the end of my days stories!
I forgot to tell you the Christmas tree story from Wednesday morning. Max, the young manager had picked up a tree in Marsh Harbour to decorate the living room. There was no stand in the Lodge so Max had Smitty the incredibly buff handyman create one out of two by fours. To keep the tree fresh, Max thought the tree could be periodically misted with fresh water. Hearing this story at dinner Tuesday night, I had nightmares of the lights having a short and the lodge burning done via a dried out Christmas tree!
So at breakfast on Wednesday morning, I said this tree situation is bad, we need to put the tree in water. Jane, the wife of Peter, the CEO of Delphi, agreed with me. However, her idea was to put the tree in a container of moist sand. After much scrounging Smitty was able to find an old laundry detergent container that looked like it would hold water. Smitty took apart the two by four tree brace and we proceeded to try to design a stand. I said that the tree needed a fresh cut on the base and Smitty got out his trusty nippers and saw. He was successful at trimming the lower branches to allow the tree to sit in the bucket, but the saw wasn’t able to cut across the base of the tree. The baubles had been previously removed from the tree , and now the lights had to come off so Smitty could bring the tree to the circular saw in the workshop. Ten minutes later, the tree was brought upstairs and we were ready to go. Tree was placed in the bucket, handfuls of sand were thrown in, a bottle of water was poured into the bucket, some two by fours were nailed together to form a brace and we were all set.
Unfortunately the tree was listing terribly, and kept threatening to fall over. However, Linda, Mistress of all good Ideas, knowing that there must be plenty of old fly line in a fishing lodge; suggested Smitty anchor the tree to the credenza next to the tree. Voila! Delphi Club’s magnificent tree!
Now on to Friday! Jane and SE, a guest from the U.K. were planning to head into Marsh Harbour and go out for lunch. During our six trips here, I have only left property a few times. The first year on a nature walk with a great guide, another time to visit the development south of here that just can’t seem to get off the ground, and Pete’s Pub, a beach shack bar. It seems to take forever to get into town, maybe thirty minutes on an incredibly boring road, but I was promised a trip to the only supermarket on the island. Eager to put another supermarket visit notch on my belt, I agreed!
This is the car that Jane drove us to town in. It ran great, steering wheel was on the right as it should be in the Bahamas, and the a/c worked great. Unfortunately the gps system had us in the middle of the sea off of Japan, heading directly toward Korea! As all the controls were in Japanese, no one could figure out how to change this.
Anyway into town we went. Marsh Harbour has really got nothing going on. The excitement of the day was that Friday is payday for the locals, so there were lines going into the banks, and those parking lots were full! Here is a map of Marsh Harbour, there are two stop lights, and only one works.
Jane decided on the Jib Room, let’s follow SE in, shall we?
There really isn’t much to the restaurant, an inner open air room with tables, and a covered patio. There was an outdoor pool with a babe in a bikini, but she didn’t authorize my photo skills, so you’ll just have to imagine. She did look really nice!
Instead of a view of a bikini clad babe, here is our view of the boats at the marina.
SE and Jane are patiently waiting. for me to stop documenting. For lunch I ordered a fish Rueben. Something I had never had before. It was very gloppy, but the Mahi-mahi was really good. It was a nice treat.
The staff fed some of the fish swimming below the deck, this was the second round of feeding, so these guys didn’t make quite the splash that the first group did.
After our lovely lunch Jane drove us to Maxwells, the local grocery store. It had a great selection of food, was clean, well lit and had no odors. Prices were high, as everything was imported. I don’t think staff knew the difference between a pineapple and a cantaloupe!There were lots of meat choices; chicken, beef, pork and even goat! There were lots of seasoning products for beef and chicken. Back in the car we went to enjoy the rest of out Friday afternoon.
I ordered a glass of the famous Delphi Punch with our canapés. It’s pretty and sweet, the perfect Linda drink!Once again, dinner was an enjoyable meal, with great canapés, a shellfish appetizer and rack of lamb for our entree. Friday nights at Delphi means a cheese selection. 😕 So nothing sweet for me!
Steve did in fact catch some fish for the day, so his streak continues. No pictures, so you’ll just have to imagine!