Banedup is a lovely island with bar, tables and chairs, music and a dock. An ideal location for us to organise a party and that is just what we did for Valentine’s Day. There were 20 boats from the Suzie Too Rally in the anchorage and 49 folk dinghied to the island in ‘fancy’ Heart’s attire. We had the island to ourselves which was marvellous so we were able to play games, dance, sing and generally make merry without disturbing anyone else. We’d been allowed to bring our own food so we had a wonderful Valentine’s Feast which we also shared with the Guna family who ‘manage’ the island (they loved the popcorn and cake!). The games were daft but great fun and it was lovely to see the Guna children joining in with the hopscotch. Our French contingent sang a nautical song, we danced a Gay Gordon and then we just bopped to the music including a fairly good rendition of the Makurena (sp?). It was a great evening for everyone and we were even given free beers!