Saturday, January 24, 2009

Where Were You on Inauguration Day?


Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009. The Bahamas, Warderick Wells. The chatter on the VHF was all about where you could see the 44th President of the United States, our first black President, Barack Obama inaugurated. We could almost not have been further from civilization on this day, and how we envied that one boat that had satellite TV and was putting together a small party for the viewing.
Blue Bay to the rescue! With their Sirius radio, Nancy pulled together a pot luck lunch and the Yacht Club members gathered in the cockpit for the broadcast. Many of us (not all Americans) had tears in our eyes. After, we all spoke about the promise of Obama, and how the world’s citizens are all invigorated by this opportunity. Good luck Mr. President, our prayers are with you.

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