Tanner’s birthday celebration spurred a big change in one of our traditions. Sunday Funday (which had previously taken place at The Aquarium) was taking place at Savvy’s. Savvy’s is a nice, beachy restaurant connected to a resort that we’d visited on Tanner’s birthday. I’d already gone to Savvy’s at this point, but the majority of parents came for the first time. They fell in love.
I can see the benefits to this beach bar instead of The Aquarium: no rocks in the water, better menu, nicer staff, finer sand…and yet for some indescribable reason, the kids and I prefer The Aquarium. It doesn’t make sense. We regularly complain about features of The Aquarium but it still holds a fond place in our heart.
However, just because we prefer a different beach doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the upside of Savvy’s. We took full advantage of the smooth bottom and enjoyed swimming without the worry of cutting our feet for the first time in a long time. I enjoyed seeing the beach during the daytime. All of my previous visits to the area had been at night and had a very different feeling.
Returning to Port Louis Marina resulted in the separation of groups. The parents got together and congregated on my boat while us kids found ourselves at SV Kraken (Grace and Camren’s boat). I didn’t get to stay long. I already knew that Grace had cats on her boat. She has an adorable white cat called Macy and another called Honeybadger. What I didn’t know and discovered the hard and very uncomfortable way, is that I’m allergic to cats. My face started…expanding and I sneezed like crazy.
Grace left her boat with me and the results were instantaneous. My face started feeling almost immediately better. We’d thought that we’d just walk onto my boat and enjoy the rest of the night in my room while the rest of the kids stayed on Kraken. What we did was even better. We discovered upon arriving at my boat that the adults were singing karaoke. Not just any karaoke, the kind of karaoke they only get to sing when they’re alone and there are no kids. Of course, they weren’t aware that you could hear their singing from hundreds of feet away. They also remained unaware that Grace and I snuck onto the deck to listen.
Out of respect for the people singing and those on the boat, I won’t recount what we heard. But I’ll say one thing: It was great.
The following days found us surrounded by dogs. The day after Sunday Funday, my mom and I volunteered at GSPCA before returning to the marina to work. I’ll admit that I wasn’t the happiest that day, I was still recovering from my allergic reaction and I didn’t want to be anywhere near the cats in the animal shelter. I almost didn’t want to go, but I did. It was worth it.
The next day we hung out with another dog. It was a crazy situation. SV Kraken found this little dog drowning under their boat. Luckily, they saved him and our friends on SV Dorothy Rose fostered him until his new owner could arrive to take him. All of the kids spoiled him to much! He was adorable. So glad he was going to a good home (well, boat because he is now a boat dog). It was a great way to the end the week.