Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Boxing Day Renaming Ceremony
Ok. So we were about a year and a half behind schedule in performing the necessary supplications to Neptune and the Four Winds to dot the i and cross the t on the renaming of the boat. We begged the forgiveness of Neptune for our lack of promptness with an extra measure of champagne for the ruler of the waves. Hopefully, the extra libations will encourage his benevolence towards our little boat.
Maura read the supplication to Neptune and offered libations to His Majesty and his court. Shay dropped the ingot inscribed with the previous name of our vessel into the briny deep. (Ok, it was a dogtag from Petsmart but we have vivid imaginations). Big Kitty offered libations to each of the rulers of the winds and implored them all to take it easy on us. Chili looked like a cool rockstar, mostly because at 13 all of the other kids aspire to one day be half as cool as she is. Little Kitty babbled through out the readings. Sadly, Nora didn't make it to the ceremony as her busy social calendar was full and she was only able to do a brief stop over. Such is the jet set life of the three year old set.
We all had fun and we earnestly hope that we observed protocol closely enough that we will have no more nasty little surprises on the boat. Would we still have had punky bulkheads and a good bit of necessary deck recoring had we paid a bit more close attention to the calendar? Hard to say but we sincerely hope that things from here on out go a bit more smoothly.