► Not A Lot of Freeboard: June 8, 2014

Sunday 8 June 2014

Journey: Triple L Estate – Blackstone Marina – Triple L Estate

Time: 10:30 – 11:30                              Engine Hrs.: 510.2 – 510.4
Conditions: cool yet sunny                   Vessel: Chaparral 260 SSi

We took the Chaparral over to Blackstone in order to do one last final pump-out of the holding tank.


Journey: Triple L Estate – Tommy and Julie’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate\

Time: 2:00 – 6:45 pm

Conditions: VERY ROUGH WATER, waves 2-3 feet

Vessel: 23’ Seaway

Jordan and me


We added 5 gallons of fuel prior to leaving just to have a bit extra.

 jordanI had Jordan captain nearly the entire time. I wanted him to have practice with the rough water.

small boatAs we entered Island Creek we noticed a small boat leaving for the river. The boat had very little freeboard and three large men inside. I couldn’t believe they were going out on the rough water in such a tiny boat which looked as though it may sink.

We went to Tommy and Julie’s house to tie up. From there we rode with Julie, in the golf cart, to Kelly’s graduation party. During the journey Julie gave us a tour of where various people lived, i.e. Ted and Missy’s house being renovated, the entire clan of Pritcher family homes.

jordanWe had a nice time. I expected more college kids at the party for Jordan to meet, but it was mostly family and friends from Broomes. As Jordan pointed out – high school graduations tend to have more friends while college graduations tend to have more family.

As it started to get late I knew we needed to head home. I had hoped the seas would have calmed down – but no such luck. We stayed closer to the St. Mary’s county side of the river as it seemed ever so slightly less rough.

I texted Lori, “She be an ANGRY SEA, my friend.” Lori responded, “She doesn’t look angry from here. What did you do to piss her off?”

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