Food for thought

Motorboat & Yachting - - Yourmby -

I won­der if read­ers could help on a ques­tion of eti­quette. My wife and I have just had three won­der­ful days on our Nim­bus 30S out of our home port of Port de Pol­lença on the north coast of Ma­jorca. On the first night at an­chor, we were blessed with calm weather and a bright or­ange moon­rise which lit up the whole of our vee-berth. On the sec­ond night in Colo­nia de San Pe­dro, we ate a lovely meal whilst watch­ing a glo­ri­ous sun­set over the For­men­tor head­land. On our way back, we were en­joy­ing to­tal seclu­sion on the eastern side of For­men­tor bay when an­other boat put down its an­chor. My ques­tion is, given our rel­a­tive in­ti­macy in the bay, should we have in­vited them on board or in­deed, should they have in­vited us? My wife was con­cerned that left­over chicken wouldn’t cre­ate quite the right im­pres­sion so we

rather hoped the in­vi­ta­tion would be the other way, but it never came. What would other read­ers have done? Here’s a photo [be­low left] to il­lus­trate our dilemma. Google tells us the boat, Ris­ing Sun, is 424ft long and be­longs to David Gef­fen. Brian Frith I’d raise him on the VHF and sug­gest a sup­per sa­fari with the first course on your boat and the next seven on his! Hugo

Nim­bus owner Brian wants to know whether to in­vite his neigh­bour over for din­ner

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