Kevin's 60th on the Beach
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Mon 12 Aug 2019 23:57
Kevin's 60th on the Beach, Sakatia Island
We all assembled on the beach at four for Kevin’s 60th birthday celebration.
The children playing on the beach.
Fire being readied for the braai.
Colourful outdoor stall.
Celestine and her staff had prepared side dishes, I found out that the ‘puffy’ things are called pacpac, eaten collapsed and filled with salad.
It’s a man thing. The boys cooked the meat we all took.
It’s a yachty thing. Craig borrowed Glen’s glasses to write a text message. Craig was contacting a friend who knows a birder – next chap on our list is to see the bearded vulture (lammergeier, spelled several ways or ossifrage). A couple of days later a chap called Japie emailed to say he was on the case. How marvellous.
Ladies having fun.
Tracy posed with her white and poured for Bear.
‘Birthday Boy’ gave a short speech. Born in Croydon but many, many years resident in South Africa as were all the others except us. How welcoming, friendly and such brilliant company. Hope to see them ‘all down the road’ soon.
Irma had made a delicious chocolate brownie topped with Maltesers and melted ices cream. Kevin had to blow out a nominal candle. Then, he had a special surprise.........
.....Celestine and her staff had secretly made a cake.
Kevin posed with the youngsters.
To finish with – the smashing group photograph. Kevin, next to Bear, Irma to his left and our hostess Celestine, front right.
ALL IN ALL A FANTASTIC EVENING......
WITH A GREAT BUNCH OF PEOPLE