Saturday 8 June 2013
Journey: Triple L Estate – Kingfishers, Solomons Island – the Beach – Triple L Estate
Engine Hrs: 470.4 – 471.5 Time: 4:20 pm – 8:30 pm
Conditions: bright and sunny after two days of Tropical Storm Andrea rain
Vessel: Chaparral 260 SSi Bowrider
Tropical Storm Andrea appeared late Thursday/ early Friday bringing plenty of rain which lasted until early afternoon today. Once the rain stopped the sky seemed to instantaneously turn into a bright and beautiful clear day. Since it had been so dreary, we decided to go out on the boat for lunch/ dinner. We did not take Sophie since we had cleaned the boat last time we were out and didn’t want dog hair all over our newly clean boat.
Jordan had pointed out that we had not yet gone to the island to eat so we headed to Kingfishers on Solomons Island. It seemed like everyone decided to come out on the water all at once. Obviously a lot of people had cabin fever based on the variety of vessels we saw. As we entered the back waters of Solomons Island, we noticed that there is some building activity at the Lighthouse. I look forward to when that finally opens.
En-route to Kingfishers, we stopped for fuel. When we arrived to Kingfishers, I went inside to wash my hands. When I went to the bar door to say hello Vince told me to come behind the bar and look in the stand-up cooler. It was FULL of micro-brews. I put my arms around it and said, “I found Nirvana.” Vince said he usually wouldn’t allow anyone behind the bar but knew that I would really appreciate what I saw.
I originally planned on trying a new brew from Flying Dog, but Vince pointed out a new micro-brewery I had not heard of called Devils Backbone Brewery. At first I was quite reluctant since the only beer they had was in a can, but after a bit of encouragement, I agreed to give it a try. It was actually quite good. (An additional problem with cans – there is no label to peel off and save.) We then went to sit outside. Eric joined us, which was a nice treat.
After Kingfishers we stopped by the Beach to say hello. We stayed there for about an hour or two before returning home. On the way home we were treated to a lovely sunset. As we entered our cove area I was surprised to see the large number of vessels anchored throughout. Usually they like to anchor in Mill Creek area.