As I have previously mentioned there is a large Navy presence here and O'Grady's has a large military presence. Patrick, the bartender is Irish but married to a Spanish lady. It is fun to watch the Spanish speakers come in and order in Spanglish only to discover he is fluent in Spanish.
There are a group of contractors from Phoenix International. The company specializes in deep sea recovery. They are here in Rota to use their ROV's (remotely piloted vehicles) to recover something (unspecified at least to me) for the Navy. They have traveled all over the world picking up stuff from the sea bottom (down to 20,000 feet. They have some great stories.
On Saturday night I noticed groups of people in their 20's all carrying plastic bags. When I finally left O'Grady's and walked back to the boat I discovered why. The entire marina eating complex (not to be confused with the dock area) was packed with people. You can guess what was in the plastic bags. Now, as Patrick was so unkind to remind me last night it was O'Dawn Thirty in the morning. The line to get into the discotheque was at least 200 people. I guess people must sleep first in the afternoon, then during what we will call the dinner hour and evening, and then go out from midnight to dawn. Must be tough getting up for work.
|Patrick in his Hurling Shirt|
Fair winds and following seas.