Team Natural Mystic spent the last week and Christmas over in Morea, with perfect weather, wind and waves. Santa showed up driving a speed boat, but aside from a few Christmas lights here and there, that was the only sign of Christmas time, as the tropical weather definitely doesn’t reflect a winter wonderland. We wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and our thoughts are with our dearly missed, loved family and friends we are not able to share this special time of year with. We cooked up quite a feast, with our Brazilian sailing friend Christiano joining us off of his boat MundoVagabond. Foie Gras to start, with bacon apple stuffing, Tina’s by now famous mashed potatoes, Dizzie’s garden salad, and as Turkey is not too available in Tahiti, BBQ Honey Dijon Chicken. The only thing we were missing was some cranberry sauce for the bird, but the good times more than made up for that.
Food was consumed in mass quantities, as we had worked up quite an appetite over the last few days in Morea. The various reef passes all have fun waves here, both rights and lefts and depending on the wind direction, one pass is always offshore and we have had more than our share of tasty waves in the last week. The kiting has been super fun too and Christmas day brought even stronger trades, the morning was spent windsurfing on my tiny wave board that has not had too much use yet and kiting for the rest of the afternoon in perfect trade-windy conditions. As, it is hard to get Christmas gifts to all my family and friends from Tahiti, or more appropriately for Tahiti, super friggin expensive. I would like to give you all the gift of, promising to write more frequent updates to our website. So, the crew of the Natty M can keep sharing our experiences with our friends around the world and maybe make our families worry about us a little less. So, if I fail to deliver on this gift don’t fail to call me out and tell me what an indian giver I am.
So, with perfect sunny weather beckoning us to come out and play, the trades perfect for kiting and the wind offshore for the super fun right, I’m going to say Merry Christmas to all, Happy New Year to everyone, with special thoughts to all those who are not with us anymore and now its time to get out there and enjoy the gift of today.