Monday 25 May 2015
Journey: Triple L Estate – Broomes Island – Triple L Estate
Earlier this holiday weekend Sandy had been informed that a party was going to be thrown at her house today. “Oh, really? Ok.” We brought the boat up, with Sophie, and tied up in a slip at Stoney’s. Due to the wind, and significant wave action, we did a 4-point tie up. I am so very glad we did! Throughout the day, the boat rocked wildly from the wind alone coming from the west – southwest across St. Mary’s County and the Patuxent River only to slam into Calvert County.
We arrived just before 2:00 pm, the stated party start time. A few people come early to help set up. It didn’t take long before the party was in full swing. We were so very happy to see Debbie, Marty, Danny and Doris, since we haven’t seen them in a very long time. Walt arrived on his jet ski.
While looking out at the point we saw Rick and Stefanie pass by on their boat heading for Stoney’s. I first checked on our boat, which was rocking but not hitting the pier (always good), then looked for Rick and Stefanie to invite them, including Bay, to the party. The very dog friendly party. Bay is such a good puppy that I like seeing her have socialization and play experience with other good dogs.
Rick and Stefanie planned on meeting friends for a bite to eat, but they handed Bay over to me. Wow. Ok. I took her over to the party. She stayed right in the area so I took off her leash. At one point she got near to Sandy’s poodley dogs and they went after Bay… very much like they did with Sophie last fall. Unlike Sophie, who was trapped in a corner inside the house, Bay had open area to escape. After that Bay stayed away from them, much like Sophie also avoiding them.
Eventually, people did want to play cornhole, which had been set up along the water and beach area. Due to the wind, they moved the boards to the other side of the house. Since we now sat nearer to the active parking lot area and road, I didn’t want to have to worry about Bay wandering off so I returned her to Rick and Stefanie.
After playing some games, Lori and I said our good byes and headed to Stoney’s to say “hi” to Jeannie and have a drink. Afterwards our next tasks involved getting Sophie onto the wildly rocking boat, getting ourselves untied, and exit the slip without too much damage. Surprisingly enough, all went very smoothly … like we knew what we were doing.
The wind continued to roll in from the west the entire day so we shot across to the St. Mary’s side of the river hoping to find calm water sheltered by the shoreline. Much to our delight, following along that side of the river offered a fairly smooth ride home.
Engine Hrs: 93.3 – 94.3 Time: 1:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Conditions: windy – VERY WINDY
Vessel: “Gurlz Gotta Eat”, Beneteau Barracuda 9
Lori, Sophie and Captain Kristine