17 December- Crew R&R

Moulin Rouge
Philip Barltrop
Fri 17 Dec 2010 22:46
After a couple of days working on the boat tidying things away and even oiling the decks ... we were ready for some time off. In essense we went out for lunch .... at an exclusive 5* boutique hotel with just 33 rooms ... the most excellent buffet lunch and all drinks included. The favourite cocktail seemed to be the East Winds Dream ... a cocktail seeminly based around rum ... with coconut , half a banana and grenadine "blended in". For the rest of the afternoon we simply sat and watched the world go by ... with Andy having to be surgically removed from his laptop when it was time to come home. Hobie cat sailing was enjoyed by some ... all agreed it was an excellent day out. The time was made even better by the attentive staff at the East Winds Inn ... and Andy and Chris are even thinking of revisiting on Christmas Day.
Andy was pleased to see that his fame and heroism saving the rest of his crew made the papers ... not the Sun or anything like that but rather the more important Dorset Echo. As always some editorial licence seems to have been employed ... the rest of us are thinking of factually correcting the article!

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