It was pouring rain when I left this ship this morning. Having had the usual “what do you want to do today” discussion with the better half. My plan was simple – I was going to hike down to the Point Cafe (and yarn and bead shop) for decent coffee, a look at the yarn and free WiFi.
Imagine my delight and surprise when it obviously was still there and not a tourist spot. Rather, it is obviously a local gathering with music at lunch Wednesdays and Fridays. Six members of the band were there today – so you have percussion, flute, guitar, banjo, zither, steel string guitar and whatever else they decide to play at the moment.
Apparently known as The Point Band, they play a whole variety of music from old folk and Woody Guthrie through the Grateful Dead, with a splash of classical, country and jazz thrown in. The Cafe went from empty to packed in a matter of 30 minutes.
Apparently the Band has been together for a bit short of 2 years. They vary in age, background and just plain life but obviously have a love of music.
Had a lovely couple of hours, enjoying the music, the WiFi and a lovely piece of quiche. I saw no one else from any of ships until I was just about to leave.
Actually, I headed out the door for the mile walk back when the skies just opened up. Terry had picked up a couple of women who also turned out to be from the Millenium. When they had completed their purchases she gave us all a ride back to the dock. I justified it on the basis of keeping the camera and computer dryer.
Ok, it was nice to arrive not looking like a drowned rat. And with a lovely skein of merino. I think I will knit a cowl this time.