FRIDAY 18 JULY 2014
Journey: Triple L Estate – the Beach – Kingfishers, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate
Time: 12:15 pm – 2:30 pm Engine Hrs.: 123.2 – 124.5
Journey: Triple L Estate – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:10 pm Engine Hrs.: 124.5 – 125.2
Conditions: sunny and warm Vessel: 23’ Seaway
I’ve been waiting for a good time to take Jordan out so he could learn how to ride the stand-up jet ski. I originally thought we’d go to the Beach and learn there, but then I realized that may not happen before he leaves. Instead, I figured to just let him learn in our cove.
He did surprisingly well. I followed him in the boat and told him to ride over to the Beach. Once there, however, I realized that no one was home so I thought we’d return to Triple L Estate. Jordan asked if he could buzz by Solomons boardwalk. Of course, why not strut your stuff? I do it all the time.
After cruising the boardwalk he asked if I’d be interested in going to Kingfishers. Great idea. Obviously he felt quite comfortable riding the stand-up. At Kingfishers I parked along the wall and then tied him up to the side of the boat. I realized I should have grabbed hi shirt before we left the pier, but I didn’t think we’d be stopping anywhere. Oh well, he could wear his life vest as a shirt. He also only had water booties on for shoes, rather than flip flops. We ended up sitting outside on the patio so his attire did not pose a big problem.
I talked him into trying a Rockfish Gyro rather than a burger. He can get a burger anywhere, it’s much more difficult to find rockfish or crab.
After eating we returned home. Afterwards he said he had even greater respect for my jet ski abilities – not only do I ride the ski but I also purposely jump wakes!
In the evening we had a quiet, uneventful time at Stoney’s. Tommy was there with one of his new toys – he recently bought not one, but two small little speed boats. He and John went out for a little ride and it looked like two little kids with a new toy.