► Neighborly: October 24, 2014

FRIDAY 24 OCTOBER 2014

Journey: Triple L Estate – Spring Cover Marina – Kingfishers, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate

2291 sultana

2240 charleston sc bandersnatch2250 australia pelikan

2286 michigan silent dreams2298 crabbing watermenLester and Marcia came down for the day. It’s been too long since we’ve seen them. Since we weren’t able to fill with fuel on Sunday we first went to Spring Cover Marina. I was happy to see the Sultana still docked at Waterman’s Wharf in Solomons. A nice treat. Once we finished fueling we went to Kingfishers for lunch.

At Kingfishers we choose the same narrow slip that we had used on Sunday. Thankfully our tie up went so much smoother than Sunday.

2269 british brendaWe originally sat outside thinking it was a lovely sunny day. While sitting outside we started talking with a lovely British lady who actually lives in Solomons. She was a delight to talk with, at one point she mentioned the Tea Party. I said, “Oh, those crazy people.” She said, “Whew, I’m glad to hear you say that, you share the same political views as me.” We tried to talk her into joining us, but she said her husband was inside.

Shortly after she left clouds covered the sun and it became significantly cooler so we decided to move inside. We saw the British woman, and her husband sitting there so we invited them to join 2276 two dog rubber duckieus. It seemed as though the British woman was more than willing to join us but the reluctant husband declined. Too bad. I hope to see her again.

We had a fine meal at Kingfishers as well as a few drinks. Afterwards
we leisurely made our way through the Solomons area enjoying the variety of vessels as well as all the various homeports, including one from Australia.

2318 crane barge2308 shoreline works

Near to the bridge we noted the works going on for the Dominion Fueling Dock expansion. They are building a pier and landing base for supplies to be delivered by see and then carried, by land, to Cove Point. It amazes me that people can’t build a new house so close to shore but they can do this MASSIVE earth works for the Fueling station. It just goes to show – it’s not about the environment it’s about the money.

As we entered Cuckold Creek we passed by Chris and Lori’s house, friends of Edie’s and people that 2305 lester loriLester and Marcia play pool with in a league. We cruised by slowly but we didn’t see anyone out and about in the yard. If Lester had had their phone number he may have called. I would have been willing to stop but instead we went home.

2326 oyster boat

Time: 12:50 pm – 4:25 pm
Engine Hrs: 62.5 – 64.1
Conditions: sunny, slightly chilly if in the wind
Vessel: Beneteau Barracuda 9

Spring Cove Marina
66.8 gallons @ 63.1 hours – Gauge read 66.2 gallons used

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