Monday 29 May 2017
Journey: Triple L Estate – Mill Creek, St. Mary’s County – Calvert Marina, Solomons, Island Hideaway, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate
Such a nice day we noticed many of the neighbors out enjoying the water as we headed out to enjoy the day.
As we left Cuckold Creek I noticed a nice, unique, vessel anchored in Mill Creek. L humored me and agreed to cruise around Mill Creek for a close look. Using the camera telephoto, I zoomed in to confirm it was a Sea Ray 650L. As we made a slow pass I found out it belonged to Kv, one of the guys in my Captain’s class.
I would have LOVED to stop and have a tour of his boat … but he didn’t offer for us to tie-up and we didn’t ask.
While fueling at Calvert Marina I noticed M/V Chariot pass near Molly’s Leg. Nice to see her out and about. A lovely day/ picnic boat.
Fueled at Calvert Marina
Gauge read: 45.4 gallons used
Filled: 44.17 gallons
After fueling we headed to Island Hideaway for lunch. As we approached our preferred spot at the end of the dock, CrMcN came down to offer assistance. Unfortunately, a sailboat sat in the adjacent slip where I usually tuck our bow into while swinging around. To make matters even trickier, a significant wind pushed us off the pier.
Chris grabbed our bow line, which would have helped, except she pulled the line too tight so I didn’t have enough to swing my stern around to the pier. I would ask her, “[CrMcN], please let out some line.” She would let out a bit of line, but then immediately pull it in tight again. This happened 2 or 3 more times before I finally went out and asked her to hand me the line. I thanked her for her help as I tied the line back to our boat with enough slack to bring the stern around.
As always, we had a lovely meal at Island Hideaway.
Heading out of Solomons, a knucklehead Sea Ray wasn’t paying close enough attention to our position, his position, and the upcoming Red marker ‘6A’. Instead of providing us enough maneuvering room, he took a trajectory that would pass our bow and cut us off. In order to ensure no collision occurred, either with us into the pole due to his stupidity, I was forced to change course which caused us to encounter a significant wake which I had wanted to avoid. Obviously, didn’t understand the concept of “sharing the road.” There’s no fixing stupid.
As we cruised up Cuckold Creek there were two stand-up jet-skiers who wanted to jump our measly wake. As they looked like they knew what they were doing, I adjusted speed, motor tilt, and trim in an effort to increase a wake by which to jump. We quite enjoyed watching them.
Time: 12:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Conditions: although a misty morning, we had a lovely sunny day with clearing sky
Vessel: ‘Gurlz Gotta Eat’
Passengers: Captain K and Admiral L