|Best bib and tucker|
Piles of makeup
|The House of Seven Gables|
No armed guards
We were asked to dress in Territory Rig. This means a long sleeved shirt, long trousers, and a tie for the men. Ladies are expected to wear a short dress suitable for a special occasion. Of course I wore my very best and fretted for days about the correct handbag.
|Surrounded by louvred verandahs|
Not a leaf out of place
|Some of us on the terrace on that gorgeous tropical evening|
The gardens are always immaculate.
We had the reception on the terrace on the eastern side of the building. Stewards served both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. There were tiny things to eat. I was really impressed by the lovely speeches, but I guess you do not rise to such an exalted position if you can not do these things extremely well.
We had to be very careful when we snapped photos. Copyright is a major issue there.