An American Thanksgiving in Italy

Photo: Thanksgiving aboard Gyatso in 2008. Credit: Lisa Borre.
Jayne of Aorangi was our guest for Thanksgiving aboard Gyatso this year. Credit: Lisa Borre.

Logbook Entry

Date: 11/27/08 (Thursday)
Location: Gaeta, Italy

Another Thanksgiving feast aboard Gyatso — our third since setting sail in 2005. We almost didn’t do it this year, but when another American pulled into the marina last week, our plans changed. Jayne arrived at Base Nautica, her winter port, with Aorangi, her lovely S&S Swan 47. She had to return to her home in Tuscany for a few days but didn’t have plans for Thanksgiving, so we all decided to celebrate together. Preparations began immediately (see 11/23/08 logbook entry). As you can see from the photo, we had a wonderful time drinking wine, eating turkey and pumpkin pie, and getting better acquainted with Jayne who runs a captained charter business with her boat.

Photo: Thanksgiving pies aboard Gyatso.
It was another two-pie Turkey Day aboard Gyatso in 2008.