Sunday 29 June 2014
Journey: Triple L Estate – Mill Creek – Triple L Estate
Time: 10:40 am – 11:00 am
Engine Hrs.: 105.0 – 105.3
Vessel: 23’ Seaway
Me and Sophie
Journey: Triple L Estate – Len’s Marina – Broomes Island – Battle Creek – Sea Breeze – Broomes Island – Triple L Estate
Time: 1:05 pm – 9:30 pm Engine Hrs.: 105.3 – 107.2
Conditions: nice, sunny Vessel: 23’ Seaway
21.2 gallons @ 105.7 hrs $3.95/ gallon = $83.80
Me and Lori
We headed up to Stoney’s, Broomes Island for our usual Sunday afternoon. Since Jordan had already been to Broomes once during the weekend he chose to stay home.
We first went to Len’s Marina to fill up with fuel. We then headed to Stoney’s. Today Stoney’s hosted a breast cancer fund raiser – pint glass painting and beer tasting. I participated as I am into the beer tasting aspect while Lori sat at the bar chatting.
At one point I found out Walt had a nice vintage Mustang in the parking lot. Ron said it was a ’62 or no later than a ’63. I disagreed saying the very first Mustang is a ’64 ½. He thought for sure I was wrong and I quickly offered to bet. He looked it up on the googler and found out that I was absolutely right. I then informed him, I only bet money when I know absolutely I’m right.
Late in the afternoon Tommy said, “Let’s go to SeaBreeze.” A bunch of us were game. A large number of people climbed onto his boat – so many that he wondered if he had enough life vests on board. At first Julie said she didn’t want to go but when she saw how many people were leaving she changed her mind.
Sandy and Walt joined us on our boat. We had just left Broomes when Walt slid further into the captain’s seat. I was fine with that and let him take over captaining. (I’m glad we filled up at Len’s prior to arriving at Stoney’s.)
As we turned towards Sea Breeze we noticed Tommy’s boat continuing up-river. I called Julie to ask if Tommy was lost. She said no, he wanted to cruise by Battle Creek. We turned back up-river to follow them to Battle Creek. This afforded Walt the opportunity to show us where he lived which is essentially directly across from the beach where people often meet.
Tommy pulled up to the beach. We came around and asked if they had any beer. ‘No.’ Dang it. If we had known we weren’t going directly to Sea Breeze we would have brought along a ‘roadie’. A group of young ‘kids’ on the beach yelled out, “We have beer.” We turned around to beach next to them.
Lori, Sandy, and Walt did get a beer from them. I gave them a wad of ones as payment. I don’t know how much I gave, but I know that Sandy stopped me from giving them what she thought was too much.
We stayed at the beach for a short time before continuing onward to Sea Breeze. While there people ordered a variety of food. I learned that Sea Breeze has pizza on the menu, and it wasn’t that bad. We hung out there for quite a while.
Lori and I had NO idea we would be out so late. Even Jordan was surprised at how late we came home. If you had asked us before we left we both would have said we’d be home very early. Yet another fun evening of unexpected experiences.