SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2015
Journey: Triple L Estate – marker ‘15’, Patuxent River – Triple L Estate
Today is the funeral for Chico, who had died, along with his passenger, in a horrific motorcycle accident in Lusby on September 3. The motorcycle was hit be a vehicle which sent the motorcycle, while on fire, crashing into a third vehicle which happened to be our friend Julie. Her vehicle also caught on fire and she had to crawl out a window to escape.
Because Chico had been, or still was, a Hell’s Angels, a large contingency of Hell’s Angels were expected to attend. The services were held in Lusby with burial in Broomes Island. I wanted to see the funeral held in Lusby with burial in Broomes Island. I wanted to see the funeral procession simply because of all the Hell’s Angels, and their bikes. I thought it would be interesting to see.
I certainly did not want to drive and get caught up in traffic, so I looked for other options. One option was boat to Broomes and borrow Jeannies’ car to drive up to the post office as that would be the turning point to head towards the cemetery. I considered docking at Southern Acres, but they were one and their golf car was locked away. Finally, we decided to dock at Pat and Mary’s. From there we could easily walk to the post office. Pat even offered to make us breakfast. That works.
Throughout the morning we had intermittent rain showers. We left our house around 11:30 in the morning when we thought we had a decent window of clear weather. I was surprised to see quite a few boats on the water. Granted, most of them were headed down river, away from the gray, while we headed up river.
We made it almost as far as marker ‘15’ when I noted it looked like a heck of a lot of run up river from marker ‘16’ at Broomes Island. Lori pulled up the weather radar and we saw a small, severe, patch headed towards Broomes. We decided to play it safe(r) and returned home. As we headed back down river we saw Broomes Island disappear into a thick wall of gray sheets of rain.
Once we returned home, and had the boat completely put up for the day, the sun came out which teased us with the prospect of a glorious day. Oh well, we did have beautiful sunset skies.
Engine Hrs: 142.5/141.6 – 142.9/142.1
Time: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Conditions: overcast and rainy
Vessel: ‘Gurlz Gotta Eat’, Beneteau Barracuda 9