► Docking Challenges: September 7, 2015


Journey: Triple L Estate – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – south of bridge/ tip of Solomons Island – Triple L Estate – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate

4680 missy rob stephenWe were finally able to arrange a day for Stephen and Martha to come visit. An added bonus to their visit – Stephen’s brother, Rob, is visiting from Copenhagen. Score. They arrived with an additional surprise, Stephen and Rob’s sister, Missy, was also in town for a visit.

After visiting for a short time at the house, 4701 red go fast boatwe prepared the boat for departure. We had the upper helm uncovered for the weekend, so Rob sat upstairs with me, on the ride up to Broomes. We tied up on the inside wall and noticed the lower boat bar being prepared. We decided to sit at a table near the boat bar as it was in the shade. The upper bar looked quite full and offered very little opportunity to escape the sun. Sitting on the lower patio also had the added advantage of a gentle breeze which made it quite pleasant and comfortable.

4676 saberWe enjoyed drinks and a nice lunch. A band had set up under the tent which played throughout the afternoon. I don’t think I saw one single person actually under the tent listening to them. Martha found it amusing how Lori and I sat there and critiqued docking choices and skills of various boats. … Such as why would you pull in forward with that kind of boat.

4684 patmary kayakscollapsed sidewalk3Pat and Mary arrived later in the afternoon, parking on the pier that juts out from the restaurant. Mary pointed out that she had to climb over a barricade in order to get to the bar. Why? She then pointed out how a portion of the deck had collapsed. Wow, I hadn’t noticed. Mary hadn’t noticed either until she had to climb over chairs which barricaded people from crossing the area.

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Towards late afternoon we took our party home. This time Stephen rode at the upper helm with me. We rode down to the tip of Solomons Island area in order to show Rob and Missy just how close we were to the Chesapeake Bay.

After our little family group departed, Lori informed me that Mary had asked us to come back for the evening. Lori wanted to go back, and I agreed, so we clamored back on the boat and headed up river to Broomes Island … again.

Engine Hrs: 139.1/138.3 – 140.3/139.5; 140.3/ 139.5 – 141.1/140.3
Time: 2:20 pm – 8:15 pm
Conditions: hot in sun, light breeze, comfortable in the shade with the breeze assisting with cooling
Vessel: ‘Gurlz Gotta Eat’, Beneteau Barracuda 9

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