Author Archives: Captain Kristine

► Strut Your Stuff: March 9, 2017

Thursday 9 March 2017 Journey: LLL – Calvert Marina, Solomons – Island HideAway, Solomons Island – LLL On our way to Solomons Island we encountered much windier and choppier water than we expected. As we cruised along I noticed the motor trim gauges not syncing properly. After testing the motors, we confirmed that the engines […]

Touch and Go: January 25, 2017

Wednesday 25 January 2017 Journey: Triple L Estate – Island HideAway, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate Conditions: sunny, cool – but what do you expect for January Prior to my arrival home – Lori had gone down to warm up the motors. We headed over to Solomons to meet the Boyz at Island HideAway. […]

Freed From Snow: January 11, 2017

Wednesday 11 January 2017 Journey: LLL – Kingfishers, Solomons – LLL Conditions: Sunny and warm Vessel: ‘Gurlz Gotta Eat’ Passengers: Capt. KandL After having been dumped on with 6+ inches of snow on Saturday, and bitter cold Sunday and Monday, we enjoyed finally having a sunny, warm day. We had a light rain this morning […]

► Birth of the Sun: December 21, 2016

WEDNESDAY 21 DECEMBER 2016 – Winter Solstice Journey: Triple L Estate – Calvert Marina fuel docks, Solomons – Island HideAway – Triple L Estate Just an afternoon out to enjoy the day. The only boats out on the water were work boats. We first took the opportunity to top up on fuel. We hailed Calvert […]

► Freshies: November 18, 2016

Friday 18 November 2016 – Fall Ride Journey: Triple L Estate – Freshies of Hollywood – Triple L Estate Lori is just days out from having had a total knee replacement on her right knee. As a result, she has not yet recovered well enough to be on the boat. She has, however, recovered well enough […]

► Checking out the Hood: October 12, 2016

WEDNESDAY 12 OCTOBER 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Mill Creek cove area – Sea Breeze – Island Creek – Solomons area – Triple L Estate We had too nice of a day to stay home and decided to ride up-river for dinner. On our way towards the Patuxent we did a quick cruise around […]

► Our Finest: October 7, 2016

FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – out towards the base – Kingfishers, Solomons Island – Island Hideaway, Solomons Island – Greg and Dee’s – Triple L Estate We headed towards Solomons Island for a late lunch. Because we have gift certificates for Kingfishers, that’s where we decided to eat. On our way, […]

► Vessels Vessels Everywhere: October 3, 2016

MONDAY 3 OCTOBER 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Mill Creek, Hollywood – Calvert Marina (fuel dock), Solomons – Hidden Harbor – Spring Cove Marina, Solomons – Calvert Marina (floating docks), Solomons – Triple L Estate I had taken the day off in the hopes we would be going away for the weekend. Unfortunately, we […]

► Willing to Take Orders: September 23, 2016

FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Sea Breeze – Broomes Island – Triple L Estate As we cruised down Cuckold Creek, I noticed an osprey flying around. I thought all the ospreys had migrated south for the season. (*note: Lori later learned that the late season Ospreys we see are the young […]

► Karma Return Quickly: August 27, 2016

SATURDAY 27 AUGUST 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Calvert Marina, Solomons – Striped Rock, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate – Black Stone Marina – Triple L Estate We decided to cruise over to Solomons Island in the morning to check out the Dragon Boat Festival. Since we had such a nice day we […]

► Chasing the Sunset: August 24, 2016

WEDNESDAY 24 AUGUST 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Striped Rock, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate We arranged to meet Bob and Stephanie at Striped Rock to hang out with them, and with Matt who worked the back bar.               While sitting at the back bar we saw […]

► Nothing to Hide: August 23, 2016

TUESDAY 23 AUGUST 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Sea Breeze – Triple L Estate Lori, Matt and I headed up to Sea Breeze for dinner. As we headed up river we saw DNR so I, of course, waved. Lori said I’m the only person she knows who waves at DNR. Most people try to […]

► Ferried: August 20, 2016

SATURDAY 20 AUGUST 2016 Journey 1: Triple L Estate – Calvert Marina fuel dock, Solomons – Triple L Estate Time: start 11:30 am Passengers: Capt. KandL Lori and I went over to Solomons in order to fill up on fuel. There were actually quite a few vessels fueling at the marina. On our way home […]

► Showing Off: August 19, 2016

FRIDAY 19 AUGUST 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Broomes Island – Triple L Estate With Matt now free on Friday, we decided to go up to Broomes to enjoy a ‘local’s’ night. Upon starting the engines, however, we again noticed a small puff of smoke from the port engine. No burning smell. Even so, […]

► Lucky Enough: August 14, 2016

SUNDAY 14 AUGUST 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Striped Rock, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate Bob and Stephanie had invited us to join them to see one of their favorite (among many) performers, Scott Kirby, from Key West. We had nothing else planned, and it was something new for us, so we agreed. […]

► Family Affair: August 12, 2016

FRIDAY 12 AUGUST 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Island HideAway – Drum Point – Cheasapeake Bay – Triple L Estate – Island HideAway – September Song, Calvert Marina (walk to Hidden Harbour) – Triple L Estate Matt’s step-brother, N, and his family, are in the Washington DC area on holiday. Matt invited them down […]

► Mucking About: August 10, 2016

Wednesday 10 August 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate Had a rather fun cornhole evening. Jeannie was preparing the area for the Hospice Luau Fundraiser scheduled for tomorrow night. A part of the preparation meant cleaning up the mucky water feature. In order to clean it, Jeannie got […]

► Party in the Cove: August 6, 2016

SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Emerald Cove, Battle Creek – Triple L Estate M and D hosted a party at their house. Although they don’t live on the water, they are members of the Emerald Cove community which has a community pier. I have, in the past, used the pier. However, […]

► Neighbors: August 5, 2016

FRIDAY 5 AUGUST 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Island Hide Away, Solomons Island – Calvert Marina fuel docks, Solomons – Tiki Bar, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate Lori, Matt and I went for a late lunch at Island Hide Away. While there, Shaun happen to call Matt to see what he was doing. […]

► Jovial Evening: August 3, 2016

WEDNESDAY 3 AUGUST 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate   Tonight was again Corn Hole night. On our way out of Clarkes Landing we noticed the knucklehead trawler still anchored at marker ‘11’. Although, technically, outside of the main channel, we still think it’s a HORRIBLE place to […]