Monthly Archives: July 2012

► Take the Edge Off: July 29, 2012

Sunday 29 July 2012 Journey: Triple L Estate – Kingfishers, Solomons Island – Solomons Yachting Center – Triple L Estate Time: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm                                                 Engine Hrs: 434.6 – 435.5 Vessel: Chaparral 260 SSi Bowrider Conditions: sunny, light breeze, pleasant The boys called and asked if we wanted to meet them for brunch at Kingfishers. […]

► Storm Runners: July 28, 2012

Saturday 28 July 2012 Journey: Triple L Estate – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate Time: 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm                         Engine Hrs: 433.9 – 434.6 Vessel: Chaparral 260 SSi Bowrider Conditions: isolated thunderstorms, partly cloudy eventually turning to a completely cloudy storm ridden […]

► Small tour: July 27, 2012

Friday 27 July 2012 Journey: Triple L Estate – back creeks of Cuckold Creek – Triple L Estate Vessel: 18’ Simmons Sea Skiff replica Knowing that the weather forecasts indicated an evening of storms, I wanted to go out for a short ride. I added five gallons of fuel, at a 100:1 mix, to the […]

► Having fun always takes precedence: July 22, 2012

Sunday 22 July 2012 Journey: Triple L Estate – Stoney’s Broomes Island – Buzz and Carol’s house – Triple L Estate Since it was a lovely afternoon we went up to Stoney’s Broomes Island for the afternoon. It seemed like we haven’t been there in such a very long time, when in fact it’s only […]

Historic Chestertown

► Historic District Chestertown: July 16, 2012

Monday 16 July 2012 Journey: Chestertown – Kent Narrows – Triple L Estate Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm                                 Engine Hrs: 430.2 – 433.9 Vessel: Chaparral 260 SSi Bowrider Conditions: fairly clear sky, mostly flat water with waves at 1 ft or less Engine Hrs: 430.2 – 431.4 Leave Chestertown ~ 11:00 am Arrive Kent […]

► Chester River: July 15, 2012

Sunday 15 July 2012 Journey: Fisherman’s Inn and Crab Deck, Kent Narrows – Mears Point Marina, Kent Narrows – Rolph’s Wharf Sandbar, Chestertown – Fish and Whistle, Chestertown Time: ~ 11:15 am – ~ 6:00 pm Engine Hrs:428.5 – 430.2 Vessel: Chaparral 260 SSi Bowrider Conditions: mostly sunny, warm; showers in the early evening Engine […]

► Journey to the Eastern Shore: July 14, 2012

Saturday 14 July 2012 Journey: Triple L Estate – Fisherman’s Inn and Crab Deck, Kent Narrows Time: 9:15 am – 11:30 am                                                 Engine Hrs: 425.7 – 428.5 Vessel: Chaparral 260 SSi Bowrider Conditions: overcast and cool, windy, waves 2-3 ft. We woke to morning showers and a cloudy sky, not something you want to see […]

young osprey's first flight attempts

► Explorations along the Water: July 13, 2012

Friday 13 July 2012 Journey I: Triple L Estate – (J’s Creek) – Hungerford Creek – Triple L Estate Time: 10:15 am – 11:30 am Vessel: 18’ Simmons Sea Skiff replicaConditions: partly cloudy, light breeze We went out for a morning ride since she hasn’t been out on the water for a while. We first […]

► Docking Prize: July 11, 2012

Wednesday 11 July 2012 Journey: Triple L Estate – Patuxent River Naval Air Station area, Patuxent River – Triple L Estate – Kingfishers, Solomons Island – Regatta, Patuxent River – Triple L Estate Engine Hrs: Journey 1: 423.0 – 423.6; Journey 2: 423.6 – 424.8 Vessel: Chaparral 260 SSi Bowrider Conditions: pleasant breeze, waves 1 […]

► Yes, we are just that good: July 8, 2012

   Sunday 8 July 2012 Journey: Triple L Estate – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate Engine: 422.4 – 423.0 Vessel: Chaparral 260 SSi Bowrider Conditions: Hot sunny day that ended in a storm We arrived home early enough from Hagerstown that we decided to put the boat in the water and headed up […]

► Several hours after we originally planned: July 6, 2012

Friday 6 July 2012 Journey: Triple L Estate – Blackstone Marina – Triple L Estate – Island Creek – Triple L Estate Engine Hrs.: 421.3 – 422.4                                               Time: 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Vessel: Chaparral […]

► Anti-boats: July 3, 2012

Tuesday 3 July 2012 Journey: Triple L Estate – Cuckold Creek, Clarkes Landing area – Triple L Estate – Kingfishers, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate Time: Triple L – Kingfishers – Triple L: ~ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Vessel: Chaparral 260 SSi Bowrider Engine Hrs:420.1 – 421.3      Conditions: Hot, heat advisories […]

► Witness to a Miracle: July 1, 2012

Sunday 1 July 2012 Conditions: HOT and sunny Journey I: Triple L Estate – Blackstone Marina – Solomons Yachting Center – Triple L Estate Engine hrs: 418.5 – 419.3                                               Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Vessel: Chaparral 260 SSi Bowrider We first went to Blackstone Marina in the hopes of finally pumping out the head, […]