Wednesday 25 June 2014
Journey: Triple L Estate – Len’s Marina – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate
Time: 5:10 pm – 8:50 pm end hrs: 100.0 – 100.8
Conditions: 50% chance of thunderstorms
Vessel: 23’ Seaway 14.7 gallons @ 100.3 hours, $58.40 at $3.95/gallon
Me and Lori
Lori and I debated whether or not to go to Broomes via boat. The weather forecast called for a 50% chance of thunderstorms. The news reports also called for 20+ mph winds and the issuance of a small-craft advisory. Looking at radar, all the thunderstorms looked small and very patchy. We decided to go by boat, thinking – if it stormed it would only last a short time. We could simply wait for the storm to end.
When we reached the Patuxent, it looked rather dark to the south but much nicer up-river with mostly clear sky but quite hazy. With the small-craft advisory in effect, I was surprised that the river was only a little rough. En route I offered to drop Lori off at Stoney’s while I went to Lens for fuel. Because we had left so early, we had plenty of time. She chose to go with me to Len’s. Although the gauge had started to sit on empty, as usual it only needed about 15 gallons. After filling we headed over to Stoney’s.
Doris and Lori won all three of their games. I’m glad Lori found a good partner, she’s so much happier when she wins. It’s also nice getting to know Danny and Doris better, as well as Marty and Debbie. I am enjoying just watching and visiting. I stay quite entertained.
Ted introduced a new challenge to the cornhole excitement. Purchase a “throw” ticket, if your name is drawn for either of the two drawings, you get to throw four bags at a cornhole board that is only one foot wide. For every hole you make you win money. The first person drawn was Edie’s husband Tom. The second person’s name drawn was Danny. Although both came close, neither made a bag in the hole. It was fun to watch.
Once Doris and Lori finished their last round, Lori and I left due to the iffy weather. Although not quite dusk, I turned on our running lights, put on my life vest, and attached the kill switch. To humor me, Lori also donned her vest. We thought we would be the only ones on the river, but to our surprise we saw another boat traveling down river. We were so happy we decided to take the boat since it was actually fairly nice all evening. We regretted having left Sophie at home since it had cooled off and mostly because someone had brought a cute yellow lab puppy. We thought Sophie would be the perfect playmate since we knew she wouldn’t hurt him.