Monthly Archives: August 2012

► Blue Moon Friday: August 31, 2012

Friday 31 August 2012 Journey: Triple L Estate – Solomons area – Broomes Island – Triple L Estate – Broomes Island – Triple L Estate Paul and Denise came to our place for the afternoon. We decided to go out for lunch since Lori hadn’t caught a lot of crabs for cooking. We first went […]

► Another No Wind Regatta: August 29, 2012

Wednesday 29 August 2012 Journey: Triple L Estate – Solomons Regatta – Triple L Estate Time: 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm                                   Vessel: 18’ Simmons Sea Skiff replica Conditions: again, fairly flat; it seems as though you can’t buy wind when it’s time for Wednesday’s regatta As I approached the regatta area I noticed Coast Guard […]

► Excuse me, did you say whore party?: August 23, 2012

Thursday 23 August 2012 Journey: Triple L Estate – Kingfishers, Solomons Island, Triple L Estate Lori and I planned on going to the Beer Tasting Dinner at Kingfishers. Prior to leaving I wanted to fill up the fuel tank since I’ve done a great deal of boating on a 12 gallon tank of fuel. I […]

► Flat water Regatta: August 22, 2012

Wednesday 22 August 2012 Journey: Triple L Estate – Southern Maryland Sailing Association Regatta – Triple L Estate Time: 6:10 pm – 7:50 pm Vessel: 18’ Simmons Sea Skiff replica Conditions: pleasant, not too hot, water FLAT I went out to see the regatta. On the way out I noticed a rather large vessel making […]

► Whistling Dixie on the Chickahominy River: August 17, 2012

Friday 17 August 2012 Journey: Donny B’s – River’s Rest – Chickahominy River – James River – Chickahominy River – Donny B’s – Rivers Rest – Donny B’s I trailered the skiff down to Donny B’s house on the Chickahominy River. Thank goodness I followed Club Billings otherwise I may never have found his house. Once […]

► Tsunami at the Boat Ramp: August 16, 2012

Thursday 16 August 2012 Journey: Triple L Estate – Cuckold Creek – Forest Landing Time: mid-afternoon Vessel: 18’ Simmons Sea Skiff replica As I will be towing the skiff to the Chickahominy River tomorrow we needed to get it on the trailer. We had the great nephews for the day and I asked if they […]

► Mama wants to get her party on: August 12, 2012

Sunday 12 August 2012 Journey: Triple L Estate – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Tripe L Estate Time: ~ 1:00 pm – ~ 7:00 pm: it was just too nice to leave earlier in the afternoon, a shame to not stay and enjoy the company of friends and the fabulous view Vessel: 18’ Simmons Sea Skiff […]

► Dinner: August 9, 2012

Thursday 9 August 2012 Journey: Triple L Estate – Kingfishers, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate Time: 5:50 pm – 8:30 pm                                                   Engine Hrs: 339.7 – 340.6 Vessel: Chaparral 260 SSi Bowrider Conditions: HOT, storms in local viewing area, although marine warnings issued the water was actually quite calm S and K Boxer came over […]

► Regatta socializing: August 8, 2012

Wednesday 8 August 2012 Journey: Triple L Estate – Solomons regatta – Triple L Estate I went out to see the regatta. A lovely evening, except a bit overcast which made for less than stellar photographic opportunity. I arrived shortly after the first class of sailboats had passed the starting line. I hung out nearby […]

► Chesapeake Bay Oyster Buyboats: August 6, 2012

Monday 6 August 2012 JOURNEY I: Journey: Triple L Estate – the Boys’ house – Broomes Island – Triple L Estate Engine Hrs: 338.8 – 339.7 Vessel: Chaparral 260 SSi Bowrider Lori, actually, captained this entire journey – the first time she’s ever taken this boat out alone. The boys needed a ride from their […]

► Can you still call 2 o’clock brunch?: August 5, 2012

Sunday 5 August 2012 Journey: Triple L Estate – Kingfishers, Solomons Island – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Time: 1:30 pm – 7:00 pm                                   Engine Hrs: 437.5 – 438.8 Vessel: Chaparral 260 SSi Bowrider Conditions: wind howling, thank goodness; even with the wind it felt stifling HOT, if we didn’t have the wind it […]

► Birthday Surprise: August 4, 2012

Saturday 4 August 2012 Journey: Triple L Estate – Broomes Island – Triple L Estate Time: depart ~ 5:00 pm                                       Engine Hrs: 436.7 – 437.5 Vessel: Chaparral 260 SSi Bowrider Early in the day I received a text from Jeannie asking if the boys would be going to Broomes. To the best of my knowledge […]

► A Three Hour Tour: August 3, 2012

Friday 3 August 2012 Journey I: Journey: The Tides, Irvington, Virginia – Triple L Estate, Hollywood, Maryland (via Rappahannock River, Chesapeake Bay, and Patuxent River) Time: 12:05 – 3: 05 Vessel: 320 SeaRay Sundancer Conditions: sunny, rolling seas from the south, waves 1 – 2 feet; RPM ~ 3900, 25 – 26 knots or mph […]

► Celebrating 40 years of Barry: August 2, 2012

Thursday 2 August 2012 (Barry’s 40th Birthday) Journey: The Tides, Irvington, Virginia – Urbanna, Virginia – The Tides Time: ~ 12:00 – ~ 3:00 Vessel: 320 SeaRay Sundancer Conditions: sunny, hot, slightly rough water in the Rappahannock River Although I did not captain any portion of this journey, I am including this as an entry […]

► Journey down Potomac River to Rappahannock River: August 1, 2012

Wednesday 1 August 2012 Journey: Fort Washington – Port Kinsale – Carter Creek (via Potomac River, Cheaspeake Bay and Rappahannock River) Time: depart around noon – arrive around 5:00 pm Vessel: 320 SeaRay Sundancer Conditions: sunny, pleasant; water FLAT like glass Lori and I were invited by Barry and Eric to join them in a […]