There is a lot of socializing going on in and around the harbor, on the water, on the land. Socializing comes in many forms such as “scheduled” happy hours as much as 4 hours in advance, spontaneous eruptions, and regular planned events at local establishments. We aren’t much for the bar scene, anywhere, but here in hope Town, Friday nights would find us at Wine Down Sip Sip conversing and catching up with dirt dwellers and boat folks. The Friday night ritual at Wine Down Sip Sip, the local wine bar, is the place to be. From my first blog post in January 2014, here is refresher about what the name means: “Wine down = to relax. Sip-sip= to share ‘news’, the Bahamian equivalent of gossip. Wine Down Sip-Sip is the place to do both – relax and enjoy conversations with others.”
Friday evenings is also SOTS night which I also described in that first blog. The SOTS membership is still growing, now over 800 members. Congratulations, Deanna and Sara! It’s a worthwhile cause and just plain fun.
From December through February, I would take a couple of photos each Friday at Sip Sip, always planning to do another blog post. Time slipped away, but I certainly can’t let this winter go by without any mention of Wine Down Sip Sip, not at all. We all look forward to our Friday gathering at Sip Sip, come rain or shine.
Another weekly Hope Town ritual is Monday Bingo Night at Captain Jack’s. In the interest of experiencing new things, I talked Al into giving this a try one Monday. Peter, from Navigator, was also willing to gamble on his luck.
Did we win? Nope. Was it fun? Yup. Would I do this every Monday night? No. But I would do it again, even though we lost $20 between the two of us.