Watching the Sun Set
by Didi Streit
My husband, Chris Streit, is the Commodore of the Ocean Reef Yacht Club for the 2019-2020 season. We happily were able to have most of our events before the Virus changed all of our lives. However, from day one of “social distancing” at our Club, we have remarked numerous times to each other of how incredibly fortunate we are to be here. The guidance from our leaders at ORC and ORCA and the pro-active management of our Club has been so helpful and informative to say the very least. We all realize the privileges we have on a daily or weekly basis:
Open air fruit and veggie market; Wynn’s which now, with the help of our dedicated Bell Stand staff, delivers to our doors; Ocean Reef restaurants offering take out at our whim; church services via YouTube; watching sunsets from Greenberg Park; biking; swimming; golf; walking; Pak Mail where I only need to write my Member number on a piece of paper taped to my box and drop it off; The Medical Center; our own Public Safety and our Front Gate; and so much more.
We are not feeling sorry for ourselves but are feeling sorry for all the lives lost. We are very blessed to be here and we do not take it for granted. However, there are times when I think to myself, this is boring. Yet when five o’clock rolls around I wonder what I have done to stay this busy all day! This is when we like to pack our little cooler with some wine and munchies and motor out on our boat to the waters of Card Sound to watch some of the most glorious sunsets. It’s uplifting to see this show that Mother Nature puts on every evening! Many of our friends are out there and one can turn off the engine and just quietly drift while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow boaters, all while watching the ever amazing display of colors in the sky.
If the yacht Truant happens to be out, past Commodore and veteran of the Marine Corp Henry Stout will fire his canon to signal that the sun has set for another day!