On Saturday night the whole crew gathered together to celebrate Captain Patrick’s birthday. It was the perfect night with lots of food, drinks, music and a full moon shining bright above us. Everyone from Raggamuffin was there, as well as all of Patrick’s other friends from the island….Plus some of his family came out from Cayo to join the party which was a great! Captain Patrick has been part of the Ragga Crew for about 7 or 8 years now and is a much loved member of the team. With his big smile, even bigger blonde hair and happy-go-lucky nature, it’s just about impossible not to love him …….So there is no way we were going to miss his special night.
By 7pm things were already heating up. The boys were busy at the bbq cooking up a whole lot of lamb (a big treat for us Caye Caulkians) while the rest of us poured ourselves a drink and chatted away together. There was certainly no shortage of food or drinks – which is essential at a Belizean party. And at about 9pm some of Patrick’s friends arrived with their drums in hand and put on a live performance for us. Captain Jerry was the first one up dancing to the Garifuna beats….naturally . After that Patrick blew out the candles on his cake while the rest of us song him ‘Happy Birthday’, and then the birthday bwoy advised us that Part 1. of the celebrations was over and that we were going to head over to the Full Moon Party on the north side of the island for round 2. We headed downstairs and loaded ourselves into Jimmy and Charlie’s boat and soon after arrived at the next party were we danced till 3 o’clock in the morning!
Everyone had a great night, but most importantly Patrick had a good time. He was just happy to have all his friends and family there to celebrate with him. And we were grateful to be there.
Happy Birthday Captain Patrick!!!!! We wish you many more. Bless up!