Sunday afternoon Mrs. Claus dropped by to go boating down the New River with me. She held court atop LyonsRoar and wished everyone we encountered a “Merry Christmas.” Lots of people in passing boats and on shore were surprised and delighted by her Christmas cheer and enthusiastically waved back to her as we cruised along.

Mrs. Clause takes a selfie as we leave the New River behind and enter the ICW.

Mrs. Claus takes a selfie as we leave the New River behind and enter the ICW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a blustery day and Mrs. Claus went incognito when we reached Bahia Mar. We maintained our holiday spirit and continued our little voyage.

Captain Jeff at the helm with Mrs. Clause after her costume change.

Captain Jeff at the helm with Mrs. Claus after her costume change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We decided to dock at 15th Street Fisheries for dinner and wait for dark to go back up the New River and check out the Christmas lights.

Karen enjoys a glass of Christmas cheer with a view of the 17th Street Causeway at 15th St. Fisheries.

Karen enjoys a glass of Christmas cheer with a view of the 17th Street Causeway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheryl Dye joined us for dinner and the cruise back up the river. Sunday was in the mid 70s, but the cloudy day gave way to misty rain shortly after dark and made picture taking and light gawking difficult.

Pesky intermittent rain was a bane for photographers and boat captains.

Pesky intermittent rain was a bane for photographers and boat captains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undaunted, Karen and Cheryl visited the spectacularly lit house across the street from our condo when we retuned to the dock.

This annual mega light display draws throngs of visitors.

This annual mega light display draws throngs of visitors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s hard not to feel like a kid with all the twinkling merriment on display.

Karen can't hide a sweet tooth when faced with such a huge temptation.

Karen can’t hide a sweet tooth when faced with such a huge temptation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The soggy Sunday did not dampen the holiday spirits of those who ventured out to share the warmth, whether by land or sea. Karen and I send our fondest wishes for a “Merry Christmas” to you all!

Karen and Cheryl encountered a Jeep that brought its own lights to view the neighbor's over the top house.

Karen and Cheryl encountered a Jeep that brought its own lights to view the neighbor’s over the top house.

 

 

 

 

 

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