I felt human again this morning and was ready not only for a coffee but also for some solid food, and I spoke with Les from Golightly on the VHF and we arranged that he and Jeremie would come over for some bacon and eggs and baguettes for a late breakfast. I went ashore to get a baguette and stopped by Penelope to ask how they'd weathered their anchor watch of the night before and then motored past the Swiss boat to inform them of what had happened then night before. They didn't seem particularly perturbed about dragging and almost hitting their downwind neighbour I was dismissed with a short thanks.
Later on after Les and Jeremie had come aboard for coffee and brekkie there was a knock on the boat and the engineer from Penelope was there on the tender, holding a shiny bottle of Veuve Cliquot in his hand that he said was a thanks from the skipper for services rendered the night before; I at first tried to refuse it but the condensation on the bottle made it hard to resist and I very quickly gave up and accepted it - even though I felt that the Swiss boat should have given something to them, rather than personally being the recipient of a fine bottle of Champagne. But accept it I did! That certainly showed a lot of style (and some keen insight into my drinking preferences).
While the breakfast was tasty and felt good while being eaten, I think I wasn't quite ready for the big meal so soon and suffered a bit for the rest of the day, but as rain showers continually passed overhead there was little shore-based activity that I was missing, so I lazed around the boat and rested up. At 18:00 I went aboard Golightly and we had some snacks to go along with the bottle of Champagne so generously provided earlier in the day (I couldn't let it go to waste and was certain that it needed drinking earlier rather than later) and ended up chatting until late, when they finally kicked me off the boat after 22:00 and I let them start cooking dinner from their catch of the day.

Zanshin's instrument panel removed I needed to access the back of the Victron Digital Multi Control panel, so the top instrument panel had to be removed.
(2014-04-18 12:42:32 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/60s] ISO 200)
Zanshin's instrument panel removed
Some water for Golightly Les taking on some water from Zanshin, as there was no water to be had in Deshaies.
(2014-04-18 11:56:58 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/400s] ISO 200)
Some water for Golightly
Small dinghy balancing act The small dinghy with 20 gallons of water (over 80L) and two people makes for some difficult driving conditions.
(2014-04-18 11:58:02 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/200s] ISO 200)
Small dinghy balancing act
Pineapple dessert, Phase I A ripe pineapple prior to preparation
(2014-04-18 14:41:28 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/60s] ISO 200)
Pineapple dessert, Phase I
Pineapple dessert, Phase II The pineapple cut and cleaned and ready for final slicing.
(2014-04-18 14:55:59 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/60s] ISO 200)
Pineapple dessert, Phase II
Pineapple dessert, Detritus The remains of the cleaning process.
(2014-04-18 14:56:07 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/100s] ISO 200)
Pineapple dessert, Detritus
Les and Jeremie fishermen Les with his mini-lobster and Jeremie with the big snapper that they had just caught off the cliffs in Deshaies.
(2014-04-18 15:32:04 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/50s] ISO 200)
Les and Jeremie fishermen
Deshaies rainbow The frequent showers in Deshaies make for good oppotunities to catch short-lived but pretty rainbows.
(2014-04-18 17:41:05 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/100s] ISO 200)
Deshaies rainbow
Dinner - Pineapple, Veuve and Cheese The centrepiece is the fine bottle of Champagne presented by the skipper of the Penelope (for helping with a dragging boat the night before) with some dessert and cheese. This was aboard my boat before I brought it along to Golightly for consumption.
(2014-04-18 18:04:31 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/60s] ISO 200)
Dinner - Pineapple, Veuve and Cheese
Sundowners on Golightly Our sundowner plate aboard Golightly in Deshaies. The glasses, while not quite appropriate, still let us taste the fine donated champagne from Penelope.
(2014-04-18 18:17:26 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/60s] ISO 200)
Sundowners on Golightly
Veuve Clicquot on Golightly I brought the bottle of Veuve Clicquot that was given to me by the skipper of Penelope aboard Golightly for happy hour, sharing the bubbly with Les and Jeremie.
(2014-04-18 18:18:15 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/13.0, 1/60s] ISO 200)
Veuve Clicquot on Golightly
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