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Happy Thanksgiving!

We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and are thinking about all our family and friends and how much we love you.  We hope you all had a great day and feasted!

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We spent the day in St. Marys, GA at a “Cruiser’s Thanksgiving.”  The town provides the turkey and ham and the cruisers bring the side dishes.  Many many boats came and were anchored out for this event.  It was a nice chance to see other boats and meet people.

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The morning of Thanksgiving we had a some heavy winds coming out of the North. Around 10 a.m. the current switched to run fast the opposite direction of the wind. Pandemonium went on like a light-switch. In this picture you can see the different directions the boats are in with the strong current and wind opposing each other. Most boats started to swing and sail wildly around on their anchors. Closer to town, many boats in the fleet began to drag anchor and hit one another.  It went on for hours; some people ran aground and some played bumpercars.  Thankfully, our area made it without any problems.

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Because it was still windy and people were having problems we didn’t want to leave the boat alone, so Grant stayed onboard and Amelia went in to drop off the rice pudding she had made and bring back food.  (People didn’t seem to know what rice pudding was but I hope they enjoyed it). The line got very long, but Amelia was towards the front.

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At 1 p.m. they started the line and Amelia dished up all our favorites into tupperware and plastic bags: mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls, stuffing, cranberry sauce, turkey and sweet potatoes.  There was also pumpkin pie and pecan pie.  The food was all there but we still missed family.

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Amelia came back to Velocir with all the food in a cooler bag.  It was nice that it worked out that way because we could eat together without a noisy crowd around us.

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Plates full, we stuffed ourselves until our stomachs hurt!  It is fun to think back because every year we seem to be in a different place for Thanksgiving.  Next year, who knows!

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About VELOCIR

Velocir is and Albin Vega 27 built in 1973. She has been redone and outfitted for world cruising by her owners Grant and Amelia.

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2 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Happy Thanksgiving Amelia & Grant – what a delightful way to spend the holiday. A lovely blog post. Love you, Mom & Dad

    Posted by Mom & Dad | November 25, 2011, 19:13
  2. Wow, crazy about the boats/current/wind. Smart move to bring the food to the boat. BTW, I am not at all surprised Amelia was in the front of the line ;) Glad you two had a nice Thanksgiving! Miss you!

    Posted by Emily W. | November 28, 2011, 09:28

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