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 Narrows ~ 12:00 pm
Engine Hrs: 431.4 – 433.9
- Leave Kent Narrows ~ 12:30 pm
- Arrive Triple L Estate ~ 3:00 pm
I checked the doplar radar and saw that the weather looked good for the early part of the day, wind from the northwest changing to southwest in the afternoon. We spent a short time walking around a part of the historic area of Chestertown admiring the old colonial and victorian homes. We enjoyed Chestertown so much that we would like to come back again for an entire weekend, perhaps make it a yearly summer journey. Although we hoped to meet Karen’s sister for lunch we decided to leave while we still had favorable winds.
When we reached Kent Narrows we decided to again stop at Mears Point Marina in order to top up on fuel. We stopped at Red Eye’s Dock Bar for a quick drink and order lunch to go. As I’m ordering I requested a gin and tonic adding, “Maybe that will take the edge off.” The bartender asked about our weekend and we explained that the “weekend has been very… liquid.”
We had a lovely ride home, unlike our ride up the Bay Saturday morning. We arrived home around 3:00 in the afternoon. We had perfect timing. Less than an hour after we made it home it began to rain. Looking on the doplar radar we saw severe weather over parts of the Chesapeake Bay we had just traveled down.