Every Sunday, weather and clashing YPC events allowing, a BBQ is held at the Yacht Port Cartagena, just inside the main gate. There will be at least one, sometimes two BBQ’s lit for you to cook your own food on. YPC kindly provide the BBQ grills, tables and chairs, for which we are ever thankful.
Occasionally the more musical among the group bring along their guitar, ukulele or other instrument for a jam/sing-a-long.
A volunteer normally takes responsibility for ensuring the BBQ’s are cleaned before use, charcoal purchased and lit ready for use. We normally ask for a 50c/head contribution for the charcoal. When the money collected over the weeks starts to build up, we make a contribution to a local charity. You will find latest news about the BBQ below. If there is no news, then the next BBQ is definitely on!
Where: Yacht Port Cartagena, just inside main gate
When: October onwards – Every Sunday at 16:30pm (until further notice)
Cost: .50c per head for charcoal
Bring your own food and drink
Latest News About BBQs
Due to popular demand and the very welcome recent improvement in the weather, the timing of the Sunday BBQ will be moved to 7.00pm with effect from tomorrow 17th June.
We hope you will all agree that this should make for far more pleasant experience for everyone!
Kuta Of Carrick – Berth I15
Following last Sunday’s regatta the BBQ will resume normal service this weekend, Sunday 10th June!
Everything will be set up and ready for a 2.00pm start, so please come along and join in.
For new berth holders, I’m sure you’ll be pleased to hear that this is a weekly event, all you need to do is turn up with your food and drink and the BBQ, tables and chairs and great company will be waiting. A contribution of 50 cents per person is requested to cover costs, and all excess funds are donated to a local charity once or twice a year.
I look forward to seeing everybody.
Kuta Of Carrick
If anyone is here over the summer, or indeed for the next few weeks, and is interested in taking over the running of the BBQ, that would be great. DAX on ‘Plan b’ (our fire lighter) has left for the summer, and hopefully we are heading out this weekend. I have the jar with the collection in it, if someone wants to take ownership of it.
The collection jar has only a few euros in it now, the remainder, as was decided by the majority of winter berth holders, has been divided between the two security guards and the marineros as a thank you for all their help over the winter. We have also bought bottles of wine for the ladies in the office and the cleaning lady. I will take all these up to the office tomorrow.
If no-one comes along to take the jar by the time we leave, I shall leave it in the office for the remainder to be put into a charity box.
Have a fabulous season everyone, fair winds and calm seas.
We thought you would all like to know that as has become customary, a charity donation of €150.54 has been made on behalf of all the attendees of the Sunday BBQ. A copy of the receipt will be posted in the computer room.
At the suggestion of YPC, this donation has been made to a local mental health charity, and represents the excess funds generated from all those 50 cent contributions (after the costs of providing the charcoal etc. have been covered) for the period leading up to Christmas.
If the good weather now continues we hope it will be possible to make a further donation before everyone casts off to destinations afar for the summer.
Ray – High Hopes &
Craig – Kuta of Carrick
Due to the expected bad weather tomorrow, the BBQ on Sunday 28th Jan is cancelled. Hopefully only a blip in the calendar and we can resume next Sunday as normal.
We are de-cluttering before we move on and will be bringing various items along to the BBQ, to sell at an absolute bargain! If you have stuff to sell too, why not bring it along also, and see if you can find a new home for it and raise some Euros so you can buy more stuff!
Chris & Lorraine
Aim to start at 7:30pm. The location is the Portacabin behind the marina office.
As per normal BBQ, bring your own food to slap on the grill, and your own drinks.
If you can, please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
If you plan to stay until midnight, don’t forget to bring 12 grapes per person, so we can all join in the local Spanish custom of eating a grape on each stroke of the bells.
Not as easy as you think, especially when the giggles start!
I would just like to say a huge thank you to Suella, Caroline and Co who helped organise the BBq festivities on Christmas day 2017.
It was a wonderful day, and so special being able to spend the day with such a diverse group of people.
The food, company and drink made for a jolly day!
Just a reminder – due to the Christmas Day BBQ being held on Monday 25th December, there will be no BBQ on Sunday 24th.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at 13:00 on 25th.
BBQ as usual this Sunday at 2pm start. Still no feedback from the marina re anymore chairs etc so if anyone is able to bring chairs or a table i am sure it would be appreciated.
Any musicians here can also have an opportunity to play after eating if they wish. either as a group or individually.
The BBQ could also be an opportunity for anyone wishing to sell anything either boat jumble or new items. any “craft minded folks could offer their goods… after all Xmas is coming!
Maybe we could have a monthly slot for that? any thoughts?……