Three and a half weeks went by before Jean Guy and Roselind had more visit from NB. The couple had plenty of time to relax and enjoyed being in Florida. The weather was gorgeous, barely no rain and the weather meter at 25 degrees during the day and around 20 degrees at night. They visited people they knew that were in the area including two of the captain's cousins which they visited on different occasions. Now they were waiting for the arrival of the captain's brother and wife. On Saturday, March 17, the couple picked up Marcel and Marie Louise at the Ft. Lauderdale International Airport. It was nice to have relatives come down to visit and the captain and first mate were looking forward spending quality time with them.
The four of them had a busy week. They went to the beach, did some golfing, shopping, ate in nice restaurants, and also visited some attractions around the vicinities, but the highlight of their week was the sailing trip south to Biscayne Bay. The captain was in such delight just thinking of the wind blowing in Oasis's sails again. He'd really missed sailing. On the way down south to Biscayne Bay, Oasis had to go through 11 bridges and the captain had one big concern, there was a fixed bridge with 56 foot of vertical clearance. He knew that Oasis had gone under a 57 foot bridge before, so he scheduled the trip for when the tides would be lower to make sure Oasis could go under the bridge without any problems. On this sailing day trip, the captain and first mate were joined with Marcel, Marie Louise, Conrad, the captain's cousin and wife Mona. Upon entering Biscayne Bay, around Status Mile 1100, the captain anchored Oasis while the girls prepared lunch and after everyone were satiated with their meal, the captain hoisted the anchor and opened Oasis's sails. The wind was blowing between 18 to 20 knots. Everyone was so delighted being on Oasis on such a beautiful day and also being able to sail in the beautiful turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay, it surely made this sailing trip, one to remember.
On Saturday, March 24, Marcel and Marie Louise left for home in NB. Jean Guy and Roselind felt bittersweet again. The departure of loved ones always made them feel sad. They had spend such a wonderful week with the captain's brother and wife. They had many laughs together and really enjoyed each other's company. The captain and first mate will always cherish the time spend with them. Now only eleven days before the arrival of another visitor!
Sunday March 18, 2012, A Day at the Beach!
Roselind and Mona enjoying the nice weather.
Monday March 19, 2012. Sailing Trip to Biscayne Bay.
Tuesday March 20, 2012. Girls at the pool & Guy's golfing!
Wednesday March 21, 2012. Carrie B Cruise & Ft Lauderdale.
Thursday March 22, 2012. Swap Shop & Golfstream Casino!
Some of the shopping was under a big dome.
The Village at Gulfstream Racing & Casino Park!
And Mona was too shy to sing!
And by the end of the evening, Marcel sang and did a good job at it!
Friday March 23, 2012. Dinghy Ride in the morning & Golfing in the afternoon!
The last evening with Marcel and Marie Louise was spent in Las Olas Blvd strolling the street and the four of them ended the evening with a nice dinner at La Bonne Crepe on Las Olas Blvd.