SUNDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2014
Journey: Triple L Estate – Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons – Kingfishers, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate – Broomes Island – Triple L Estate
In the morning we took Jo and Nancy to Calvert Marine Museum. I actually quite like this little museum. It seems as though each time I go I learn something new. It is an impressive museum, especially for a county museum.
After the museum we met the Boyz, who now had Monkey Matt and Neander Matt with them, at Kingfishers. We had a lovely time. I introduced Nancy to the wonderful Pomegranate Margarita with sugar on the rim which they make, even though it sometimes is not on the menu. Eric F sat with us for a while, a nice surprise since he’s always so busy.
Once we finished, the Boyz asked us to meet them later at Broomes. Since Jo and Nancy were game, we agreed. We first went home so that we could pick up Sophie and bring her along. As we arrived at Broomes, and began to dock at our inside wall spot, we heard Sandy yell down from the bar, “There they are – it’s about time!” I had to smile, it showed how well received we are at Broomes and how people are happy to see us arrive.
While at Broomes, Eric desperately needed a sugar fix and ordered cheesecake. Unfortunately, they were out. He asked me if we had anything on our boat. I told him we only had peanut butter crackers which he said he wanted. Lori went to fetch them. In the interim, I mentioned that Len’s was nearby and they sold snacks.
Julie offered to drive him over and they took off. Lori did catch them in the parking lot to give him the crackers he had asked for, which he greatly appreciated. While they were gone, Jeannie came over with a desert similar to a Smith Island 7-layer cake. Eric returned with a bug FULL of junk food. He began devouring not only his snacks but also shoveled large forkfuls of cake into his mouth. Lori and I have never seen him snarf so much junk food. We watched with a great amount of amusement.
Later in the afternoon we all ended up sitting in chairs near the lower boat bar. The best part was that it allowed us to sit in the sun and stay warm. Both Matt’s were fairly out of it, especially Monkey Matt who essentially passed out. Nancy seemed to be having a lot of fun. I’m not sure if Jo was having fun or simply tolerating the antics.
I asked Jo and Nancy if they were sick of always going to Broomes. Essentially their visit consisted of: going out for a tour of something, going out to eat, and then going to Broomes. That’s what we did each day. They said they didn’t mind.
As dusk threatened to engulf us we headed for home.
Time: 10:50 am – 2:30 pm; 3:10 pm – 7:10 pm
Engine Hrs: 33.5 – 34.7; 34.7 – 35.6
Conditions: sunny, but cool in the shade
Vessel: Beneteau Barracuda 9