It was a stunningly beautiful day and despite the slightly rough waters, everyone had a blast. :D
Although it didn't turn out to be a surprise as originally planned, the birthday girl enjoyed herself immensely (according to all accounts), and that was really the most important outcome.
On my part, it was lovely bonus to also catch up with some dear chums whom I haven't seen in a while, and also getting to know some of these Faeriefolk whom I have seen, talked to and drank with on numerous occasions. I also just generally love being near and in water, so it was an amazing afternoon.
The girlfriend had been mildly worried about confining a mixture of outgoing friendly peeps with the quieter reserved ones, but her worries were unfounded. Heh. I'd like to think that being part of this precious circle of trust of this woman we all love, meant we were all very decent characters with varying degrees of snarky/witty humour. It wasn't hard to make conversations, and actually enjoy them too.
Besides, the perks of being on a yacht with ample space also meant that introverts like me can do the sneaky cat thing and wander off quietly into a corner with my thoughts, staring off into the expanse of those blues and greens, glass of beautiful whisky in hand. Mmm.
What a splendid day and I was glad to be part of it. Twas a rather perfect celebration, methinks.
|Queen of logistics even brought along condiments so us spice fiends aren't deprived of heat for our food. Hurhur.|