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 would have felt oppressive
We went out to meet Barry, Eric, Larry an d Mike for brunch at Kingfishers. Brunch time for them being 2:00 pm. On the way out of the channel we had the treat of seeing the Samuel M. Bailey, a Chesapeake Bay Oyster Buyboat, cruising up river.
Once the boys finally arrived you could tell they were deep into a day of celebrations. They had spent the morning drinking mimosas. Mike kept wanting to raise a glass to toast Barry’s birthday. Eric stated the birthday to be officially over. After brunch Lori and I agreed to follow them up to Broomes Island. Once the boys finally caught up to us I followed in their wake in the hopes of having a smoother ride.
As we rounded Point Patience we noticed Jeff out with Henry on their rubber duckie. We stopped to say hi and find out what he was up to and ask where was Kari. He was out sightseeing while Kari had gone to a friend’s house. Jeff agreed to come on up to Broomes and have a drink with us.
When we arrived at Broomes, Lori stood at the rail and all of a sudden the whipping wind lifted an umbrella up and flung it across the lower deck. Where Lori stood she tried to grab it as it rose up but she just missed grabbing it. She immediately ran down to the lower deck to coral the flying umbrella and asked the people at the table if they were ok. Although the young lady said she was fine, a man at the table said, “Are you sure you are ok? I’m a lawyer. Are you SURE you are ok?” It’s guys like this that give lawyers a bad name. Lori immediately informed Jeannie of the events she witnessed. The woman must have been ok because she sat there laughing, drinking, and eating with her friends.
We, ourselves, had a great time talking with our friends. At one point, Jeff went to pick up Kari so Eric rode along. He looked just as much like a princess sitting in the seat as Kari does when she sits there.
I think we left shortly before 7:00. We had to head down river, against the wind and waves which made for a rough ride. When I left I immediately shot over to the St. Mary’s county side of the river in the hopes of finding smoother water. It helped.