Friday 30 August 2013
Journey: Triple L Estate – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate
Prior to departure I added another five gallons of fuel.
Going up river was slightly rough but I thought to myself – as evening progresses it usually calms down quite a bit and we’ll have a smoother ride home. – I was WRONG about the wind calming down. Instead, the wind continued to pick up throughout the evening coming right up the river. I commented to someone about our predicament. Ted said, “That’s ok, the wind will be at your back.” “NO IT WON’T,” I responded, “we’ll be going directly into the wind.”
Betty and Harold showed up for dinner. It’s always nice to see them. I sat and chatted with them for a while. She told me a lovely story of her family and the drake tail boat (now at Calvert Marine Museum – see July 29, 2013 entry).
When Betty was young, her father came home after having been out on the water all day. Her mother wanted to go out on the boat with the family but he really didn’t want to go. Her mother said, “Clarence, I have dinner packed up to take along and I’m ready to go out.” He agreed. They travelled from Island Creek (Broomes Island area) to the mouth of St. Leonard’s Creek near to where Jefferson Patterson Park is now located. When they were ready to come home the boat motor wouldn’t start. Her father pulled out an oar and started to push the boat. They said, “Oh, daddy, let us help you with the oar.” He refused and instead pushed the boat all the way from St. Leonard’s Creek back home to Island Creek.
When Kari and Jeff arrived, Kari gave us a copy of the Calvert Gazette with Jeannie on the cover. I thought that was VERY nice of her to think of getting us a copy. Before leaving we made sure to get Jeannie to autograph our copy.
We ended up leaving much later than I thought we would. Although we headed into the wind, and waves, on the way home – it ended up being a rather smooth ride home.
Time: leave 6:05 pm – return fairly late! Much later than expected
Conditions: pleasant and breezy
Vessel: 23’ Seaway fishing boat
Me and Lori