► ‘Tis the Season: December 21, 2014

SUNDAY 21 DECEMBER 2014

Journey: Triple L Estate – Solomons Yachting Center – Sandy’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate

6135 loon fishWe had to first fill up with fuel as we were out on the weekend, which is when the fueling docks will be open during the winter season. Since we were going to Broomes Island, I had hoped to fill at Len’s but their fueling dock is closed for the winter which forced us to go down to Solomons first. As we pulled into Solomons Yachting Center I saw a fantastic wood boat, Sea Cloud, from New York. I would have loved to get a tour of the inside, but the dock hand didn’t know who or where to find that owner.

6157 sea cloud6144 sea cloud

6166 barge0209 giftsAfter fueling we headed up to Sandy’s house in Broomes Island for her annual holiday party. I don’t know what they call it, but she had what I think they called a Chinese gift exchange. I have never participated in one before, and it ended up being quite fun. We were glad to see our gift was very popular and ended up being the first one taken out of rotation (after being ‘stolen’ 3 times it was out of play). What surprised me was how petty some people acted by hiding their gift in hopes of it not being stolen, or physically trying to prevent people from taking their gift.

Lori and I ended up spending a lot of time outside. Even though it was only in the mid-40s, it didn’t feel that cold. It helped being able to go over by the fire pit to warm up as night fell. Although we wanted to get home around dusk, that didn’t happen thanks to the sun setting so very early. I went slow down river as we had not moonlight and it seemed rather darker than usual.

Engine Hrs: 71.4 – 72.8 Time: 1:20 pm – 6:15 pm
Conditions: cold, mid-40s; going home – no moonlight and fairly dark without much starlight assistance
Vessel: Beneteau Barracuda 9

Solomons Yachting Center
31.2 gallons @ 71.9 hours
$2.75/gallon

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