The Night before Chili cook off- a poem

‘Twas the night before chili cook-off

and all through the land

every  Reef Warrior was stirring

no toes in the sand.

The chili’s were cooking

all bubbly in their pots

and in each rum glass

all that was left were the rocks

(and the bottle it was poured  from was safely tucked back in its box)

Each Reef Warrior dreaming

of chili and fun

and of being the winner of the Trophy

There could only be one!

But what in front of my rum- blurred eyes did appear?

A shiny red dress

Worn by some dude with a beard?!

I squinted my eyes

To read the sash

It said “Chili Cook-off Queen”

And I threw back my head and laughed!

And in that moment

Great joy filled my heart

For I knew chili cook-off was here.

And soon we would fill our bellies with chili

And we would all……………

play music!

(what did you think I was going to say????)

A poem by Possum

Thanks to Possum for getting us into the Holiday Spirit-yes this is an official Reef Warrior Holiday!

That’s right boys and girls, chili cook-off is this Saturday 9/24  at Casey’s .

If you are planning on bringing a chili please have it at Casey’s by 5:30 pm, hot and ready to go. Remember to  get your crock pot bag from Gail on Friday. It is a great disguise and is even better for clean-up!

The chili queen will arrive about 6:30 to kick off the festivities and the eating will begin.

It should be a nice evening so we are planning on a movie nite afterward on the sailboat screen.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Don’t forget to come hungry!!!!!



Cheers to the Summer of 16

Casey’s Blog:

   I am definitely raising my rum glass to the Endless summer of 2016. It will go down as probably the best summer ever on Da Reef. I scored over 50 great days of wind and waves since the first day of summer. That’s better than every other day! It’s just been an unbelievable amount of fun. The smiles I have seen this summer were some of the biggest and happiest, I even got some pics to prove it!

Cheers to the Summer of 2016!




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Links to the pics from the Labor day paddle

Thanks to everyone who share some pics of the Labor day paddle.
Christina, Dave, Stan and Gail, awesome shots.
I have had great feed back from those who participated last weekend, a few suggestions were made that a sunset or moon lite paddle and bonfire may be fun. The next full moon is 9/16 we will watch for the weather conditions and spread the word if it is a go.!AqlDFClotZJwbrxxPZQCOjwO2CU

Thanks to everyone! Another great day!

I just want to get a quick update and thank you to all those who participated and helped out with the Labor day paddle.
Our head count this morning was 99 paddlers on the water and  2 dogs.

Thanks to the support crews on the water and the beach.

And thanks to everyone who brought some goodies to share, no one went away hungry.

When I get some more photos I will get them up here and on face book.

Thanks again one and all for making another great memory!DSCN1654 DSCN1659 DSCN1661

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